Work Sample : Frances

Activity : Designing and making a device that uses a simple electric circuit

    Designing and making a device that uses a simple electric circuit - Frances : Grade Commentary

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Frances has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of electric circuits and a high level of competence in conducting a scientific investigation. Appropriate materials and tools have been selected and used to design and make a device that uses a simple electric circuit. Frances has used technical language to thoroughly explain how the device works. The safety of the device has been evaluated and suggestions for improvements to the design have been made. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Designing and Making
    Students independently plan, implement and manage the design process and evaluate the results using design criteria. They consider the implications of design and production in relation to environmental, aesthetic, cultural, ethical, safety and functional factors. Students select, safely use and evaluate equipment, computer-based technology and other resources to meet the requirements and constraints of design tasks.
  • The Natural Environment
    Students identify, describe and evaluate interdependent relationships between living things and the environment within ecosystems. They identify and describe various sources, forms, uses, transfers and changes in forms of energy. Students explore how natural forces and human interaction cause changes to the Earth over time. They recognise that the Earth is the source of most materials, and resources must be managed for sustainability.
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