Stage 1 - Curriculum Support

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Students designing in Stage 1 Science and Technology
The Foundation Statements and the Stage 1 outcome
for designing and making place an emphasis on
students:
 responding to investigations of needs and wants
 following a guided design process to create
products
 drawing and modelling design ideas using accepted
methods and practices.
At Stage 1, students become more methodical in their approach to
designing. They are more willing to draw and model ideas before
settling on a final solution. They start to appreciate how products and
environments are designed to meet people’s needs. Students work
co-operatively sharing resources and helping others where
necessary.
Following are two samples of classroom practice.
Sample Task A: Design a
shelter for an animal of
your choice
Stage 1 Task A: Design a shelter for an animal of your choice
exploring needs
success criteria
Teacher: “We
brainstormed ideas
and saved them for use
when designing.”
generating ideas
Stage 1 Task A: Design a shelter for an animal of your choice (cont.)
producing from drawings
communicating
producing from drawings
Sample Task B :
Design and make a
container to hold coloured
pencils
Stage 1 Task B: Design and make a container to hold coloured pencils
generating ideas
design task
producing
Stage 1 Task B: Design and make a container to hold coloured pencils (cont.)
producing
producing
evaluating
evaluating
evaluating

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