Physical world Design and production investigation

This investigation complements and blends with any existing unit of work in the physical world strand where teachers would like to embed a stronger design and production skill focus in their teaching of science and technology.

The inquiry question for this Stage 2 investigation is 'How can we use forces and energy in a product or system?'.

Students work in pairs to explore how light energy from the sun is converted to heat energy to cook food using a solar oven.

The estimated task duration for this investigation is 4-5 hours of learning. This investigation includes a comprehensive resource list, online video links, formative assessment opportunities and links to the Quality Teaching Model assessment elements.

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