Dorrigo High School
Students in Stage 4 use the concepts of science, mathematics, engineering and technology to design a carbon dioxide powered car. They investigate the design process and manipulate numbers to develop a working model.
Students participate as individuals in the design process, building prototypes and in the pretesting stage of their cars.
Science lessons are programmed around the concept of friction, mass, force and aerodynamics. Students also discuss variables and the scientific method.
Mathematics lessons focus on area, scale, shape, rates and graphical presentation.
Technology lessons focus on design, materials and the construction phase.
Critical and creative thinking
Information and communication technology capability
SC4-11PW Physical World
SC4-4WS, SC4-7WS, SC4-8WS
MA4-5NA Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
MA4-18MG Angle Relationships
MA4-7NA Ratios and Rates
Working Mathematically Outcomes
MA4-1WM, MA4-2WM, MA4-3WM