SILO 5.4 (DRAFT)

Year 5, Term 4: Innovation

Focus: Prototypes

Scope and sequence: Prototypes

Learning intention: Students use the design cycle to develop prototypes for inventions

using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques.

NSW Syllabus
Australian Curriculum (version 9.0)
"A student defines problems, and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions." (ST3-3DP-T)
"Students learn to generate, iterate and communicate design ideas, decisions and processes using technical terms and graphical representation techniques, including using digital tools." (AC9TDE6P02)


Week 1

Revision: The design cycle

Engineering

Watch this video (6:12) and then decide which of the stages in this cycle overlap or extend one another.


Invention

'Necessity is the mother of invention'. Aesop’s Fable, The crow and the pitcher from the mid 6th century BCE.



Week 2

Introduction to the concept of pitching ideas.

Prepare for a 'Shark tank' style activity in Week 10.

The following video (1:12) is a quick example of a Shark Tank pitch involving two brothers and a new idea about ice cream cones.


 

Week 3

Rubric creation activity

Students will brainstorm ideas for a rubric.  These ideas will then be merged into a rubric for the shark tank session in Week 10.


Week 4

Four levels of innovation

Albion et al. (2022, pp. 172-173) define four levels of innovation as follows:

Level 1: Refinement

Existing product refinement – improvement of a product.

Level 2: Reinvention

Reinvention of existing product – adding new features to a product.

Level 3: Evolution

Evolutionary product – significant change to an existing product, usually irreversible.

Level 4: Revolution

Revolutionary product – creating something new.

 

Week 5

Discuss the idea that scarcity creates demand when you have the right product

Week 6


Week 7


Week 8


Week 9

Shark tank 1

The five students in group 1 will present.  Peer evaluation will be captured using verbal feedback and scored according to the rubric.


Shark tank 2

The five students in group 2 will present.  Peer evaluation will be captured using verbal feedback and scored according to the rubric.


Shark tank 3

The five students in group 3 will present.  Peer evaluation will be captured using verbal feedback and scored according to the rubric.


Shark tank 4

The five students in group 4 will present.  Peer evaluation will be captured using verbal feedback and scored according to the rubric.


Shark tank 5

The five students in group 5 will present.  Peer evaluation will be captured using verbal feedback and scored according to the rubric.


Week 10

Moderated self-assessment


 

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