Great Lakes College – Forster Campus

Rescue Me

Rescue me STEM project involves students designing and constructing a car, powered by an electric toothbrush motor. Students are introduced to the unit of work with a scenario where the vehicle they construct must be designed to convey a rescue message. The scenario allows students to engage with 21st century skills of problem solving and critical thinking by designing and prototyping their vehicle to solve different problems in the scenario. The project based learning unit of work integrates outcomes from science, mathematics and technology and incorporates the skills of working scientifically and working mathematically.

Great Lakes College – Forster Campus
Year Group
Stage 4
Learning Across the Curriculum
Critical and creative thinking
Ethical understanding
Personal and social capability
Work and enterprise
Science Outcomes
Working Scientifically:
SC4-4WS, SC4-5WS, SC4-6WS, SC4-7WS, SC4-8WS, SC4-9WS
Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8 Outcomes
4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.5.2, 4.6.1, 4.6.2
Mathematics Outcomes
MA3-9MG Length
MA4-7NA Ratios and Rates
MA4-17MG Properties of Geometrical Figures
MA4-18MG Angle Relationships
MA4-19SP Data Collection and Representation
MA4-20SP Single Variable Data Analysis
Working Mathematically Outcomes
MA4-1WM, MA4-2WM, MA4-3WM

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The outcomes addressed are from the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW., Years 7–10 Syllabuses.

Learning Across the Curriculum covers cross-curriculum priorities, general capabilities and other areas identified by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW.