Work Sample : Darcy

Activity : Designing and making an electric windmill or fan

    Designing and making an electric windmill or fan - Darcy : Grade Commentary

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Darcy has demonstrated basic knowledge and understanding of electric circuits with a limited level of competence in investigating, designing and making. The original drawing representing the windmill and circuit is clear and well labelled. Darcy has identified a problem but the solution has not been explained and the new design diagram shows no changes from the original. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited level of competence in the processes and skills.

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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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