Cherrybrook Technology High School

Solaris Potestas

The Solaris Potestas project provides the opportunity for students to design, make and evaluate a land based vehicle to be powered by solar energy with the objective of delivering water to rural and remote communities (in model form for the project). The project uses a design process and provides opportunities for students to develop scientific and mathematical concepts during research.
Activities focused on science and mathematics have been developed which challenge students’ understanding of the engineering concepts in order to design and construct a vehicle that is powered by solar energy.



Cherrybrook Technology High School
Year Group
Year 8
Learning Across the Curriculum
Critical and creative thinking
Information and communication technology capability
Literacy
Personal and social capability
Science Outcomes
SC4-10PW Physical World
SC4-11PW Physical World
SC4-17CW Chemical World
Working Scientifically:
SC4-4WS, SC4-5WS, SC4-6WS, SC4-7WS
Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8 Outcomes
4.1.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.4.1, 4.5.2, 4.6.1, 4.6.2
Mathematics Outcomes
MA4-5NA Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
MA4-7NA Ratios and Rates
MA4-10NA Equations
MA4-11NA Linear Relationships
MA4-13MG Area
MA4-14MG Volume
MA4-15MG Time
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.