The project will give learners an insight into the world of testing, through both a site visit and a practical experiment. At the beginning of the project, learners will visit a local technology testing company, then work in groups to design a free-drop testing method and carry out the testing. The test answers the question: at what height does dropping the cookie break it? The students will write up a test report, compare the results with other groups and discuss the factors influencing the results.
The students will have the opportunity to get to know the local workplace and the jobs that are carried out there. By completing the project tasks, students will develop their initiative, creativity and problem-solving skills. Working in a group, they will develop cooperation skills and consideration for others. At the same time, the project also teaches about environmental physics in the context of concrete activities. Pupils will understand the connection between and relevance of what they are learning to working life. ICT skills are developed as a natural part of the project.
The package contains 6 x 45-minute lessons.
The learner will be able to identify his/her own strengths, set realistic goals, and act responsibly as an individual and in a group.
The learner will be able to identify occupations and social and professional actors in the local environment, appreciate different types of work, and recognise different workplace skills.
Students will have the courage to experiment with ICT tools and use them responsibly and safely.
What entrepreneurial skills does the tool reinforce?
Exploring opportunities, ethical and sustainable thinking, and working with others.
At the beginning of the project, teachers can challenge students to think about what can be dropped and tested. In this way, different groups can test the durability of different products.
The test report can be done in several ways: on paper, on the computer as a PowerPoint presentation or, for example, as a video. Challenge students to think about the most effective way to report the results.