Spring Term Homework Project
Your homework for Techno-Tastic will be spread over the whole half term - I will be giving you tasks each week, that will all build up to an end product.
Like Professor Brainstawm, I want you to invent something completely new, the crazier the better! You will eventually make a prototype of your invention and bring it in to school, where, it will be judged (Dragon's Den style) by me and Mr Morgan. There will be a prize for the most creative and useful invention!
You can invent anything you want, but it has to be new, creative and useful - it has to have a purpose. Something we've not seen before. It also has to be realistic and something that you will actually be able to make. For your homework this week I want you to actually come up with an idea... the hardest part. I want you to draw it in your Learning Logs and write a list of the materials you would need to make it. I want these inventions to be as ECO-Friendly as possible, so I would like to see them made out of recycled or recyclable parts.
Deadline: Monday 22nd January (In the box).
Please respond to the questions I have asked about your last piece of work. Lots of us have left out important information that I need to know, such as... what it is!!
This week I would like you to do a few things.
1. Think of a company name for your product - Something short and catchy.
2. Design your company logo - think about the product when you do this - We've done a lot of this, so I'm expecting something impressive!
3. Write a paragraph about your target audience - who is this product for? Who will be the person/group of people most likely to buy it?
4. Write about why your product will be suitable for this audience? Colour, design, use etc.
Homework due IN THE BOX by 5th February.
Make your prototype!
Due in 26th February - For us to have a look!
Now it's time for the important stuff. In the last week of term, you will be presenting your inventions to Mr Morgan and I, 'Dragon's Den' Style. This means that you will have to create a 'Google Slides' presentation to catch our eye, show off your product and help guide you.
In true 'Dragon's Den' style, you could even choose to be more creative and come up with a jingle, song, dance - anything that will help sell your product.
Your presentation must include:
If you do not have access to a computer at home, you will be able to use resources at school.
If you would like to use different presentation software, that is fine as well, but 'Google Slides' is the easiest.
You must be confident when you present, so you should try to learn it off by heart.
Your presentations need to be ready by Monday 26th March and you will be presenting that week.
Autumn Half Term Homework
When we come back after the holidays, our writing genre will be Newspapers.
So we can be amazing journalists, I would like you to do some research.
We will be reporting on the first human heart transplant, carried out by Professor Christiaan Barnard in 1967.
We will pretend to be journalists writing in 1967, the day after the transplant.
As always, the more research you do, the better your article will be. You don't have to write an article, you just have to research facts so you are ready. The better your homework, the better your classwork will be.
Research things like,
- Where it happened
- When it happened
- Who was it done to, who was there?
- What did the operation entail?
-How was the patient after it?
Think about/find people who you could 'get' quotes from and what they might have said.
As always, the homework can be done however you like, but it has to be in your Learning Log and IN the box by Wednesday 8th November.
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