Saturday, 8 June 2019

How will the Gingerbread man get across the river?

We have been retelling the story of the Gingerbread Man this term and as you know, the Gingerbread Man gets eaten by the sly fox as he tries to cross the river.  So what would be a better way for the Gingerbread Man to cross the river?  Our technology challenge has begun!  
The students are learning to work in small groups as they explore and create different contraptions to help the Gingerbread Man.  At the end of the term, the class will evaluate and decide which method or contraption would be best.  

Here is a brief learning story about the first method we created and tried.

Curriculum Level 1 Achievement Objectives
Technology: Understand that technological outcomes are products or systems developed by people and have physical and functional nature.
Outline a general plan to support the development of an outcome, identifying appropriate steps and resouces. Describe the outcome they are developing and identify the attributes it should have, taking account of the need or opportunity and the resources available.
Key Competencies: Participating and Contributing: Take on group roles when working together and work with others to find a solution to a problem.

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