Lesson 7 • Designing for blackouts

Students design an electrical product that can be used to support people during a blackout, and communicate their design ideas to a selected audience.

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Students will:

  • use the design process to plan and produce an electrical device that could be used during a blackout.

Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • identify appropriate criteria that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a design.
  • draw a labelled diagram of their electrical device.
  • communicate their reasoning for the materials used in their design.