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            What types of projects do we tend to see?

            Practical –

            These projects aim to answer a question, hypothesis or problem.

                   A question, hypothesis or problem

                   Project aims

                   Planning of the methodology

                   Evidence of the results

                   Analysis of results



            Design and Make

            These projects aim to design and create a product that meets a specific aim. The scope of the project can start broad and narrow down during the project.


                   A brief, which could start broad, and narrow down

                   Project aims

                   Designing of a solution to a specific problem

                   Testing, analysis, improvement and retesting of solution (at higher levels there should be multiple cycles)

                   Analysis of final solution



            These projects aim to inform a specific audience about a topic or raise their awareness and interest in STEM.

                   A target audience

                   Background research of the topic and the audience

                   Design of a form of communication

                   Reflection and explanation of how the communication is fit for purpose, including being pitched at the correct age and level of understanding

                   Evaluation of their communication using appropriate measures

                   A conclusion



            These projects aim to provide a fresh perspective or strengthen an argument for a disputed STEM topic through data gathering and analysis.


                   A project brief or area to investigate

                   Project aims

                   Plans for how data will be gathered and analysed

                   Critical analysis of existing data

                   A conclusion


            Formats –


            We are actively encouraging students to be creative with the way they present their work. The usual options are reports and PowerPoints.


            We would also love to see blogs, videos, reports that combine many elements of work (e.g. diagrams, hand written plans and thoughts, meeting notes)

            Updated: 11 Feb 2019 06:55 PM
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