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# WeDo 2.0 Projects Overview

The WeDo 2.0 projects are developed with the Australian Curriculum: Science requirements for Year 2 to Year 6 in mind.

These practices represent the requirements of the Curriculum, in that students develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding, as well as practical skills. The practices are not to be seen as separate, rather as an interconnected set of expectations for students.

Cross-curricular themes are also important, and teachers are encouraged to explore the connections to other subject areas.

Elements of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies are interwoven throughout the document and are used within the WeDo 2.0 curriculum.

### Pulling

Investigate the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the movement of an object.

1. Name different ways in which an object can be moved.
2. Can you explain friction? Is it easier to pull something on a normal surface than on a slippery one?
3. Predict what will happen if the pull force is greater in one direction than the other.
4. Can you describe the relationship between balanced forces and an object’s ability to move?

### Speed

Investigating what factors can make a car go faster to help predict future motion.

1. What are some ways that cars have been improved to become faster?
2. What elements can influence the time required for a car to travel a certain distance as fast as possible?
3. What can you infer about the relationship between wheel size and the time it takes the car to move a distance?
4. What did you notice about the configuration of the pulley and its effect of the car’s speed over the distance?
5. How can you measure the speed of an object?

### Robust Structures

Investigate the characteristics that make a building earthquake resistant, using an earthquake simulator constructed from LEGO® bricks.

1. What causes earthquakes and what are the hazards they create?
2. How do scientists rate the strength of an earthquake?
3. What elements can influence the resistance of buildings during earthquakes?
4. What did you notice about the relationship between the size of a building’s footprint and height, and its ability to withstand the impact of an earthquake?
5. How did you ensure that the tests were kept fair?
6. What other factors would be important to investigate?
7. How are modern buildings designed to withstand earthquakes?
8. Does “resistant” mean the same thing as “strong”?

### Frog's Metamorphosis

This project is about modelling a frog’s metamorphosis using a LEGO® representation and identifying the characteristics of the organism at each stage.

1. Which physical features change as a frog progresses from tadpole to adult?
2. Are their links between the changes in a frog’s physical characteristics and its habitat?
3. In which ways are the life cycles of plants and animals similar?
4. What are the stages in the life of a frog?
5. Are frogs the only animals that go through metamorphoses during their life cycle?
6. Do humans go through metamorphoses? How do you know?

### Plants and Pollinators

Model a LEGO® representation of the relationship between a pollinator and flower during the reproduction phase.

1. Name the different parts of a flower.
2. Explain different ways in which animals help plants to reproduce.
3. What are these processes called?
4. Name three stages in the life of a flowering plant.
5. What is the role of a flower?
6. Do all flowers get pollinated by a pollinator?

### Prevent Flooding

Design an automatic LEGO® floodgate to control water according to various precipitation patterns.

1. Use a bar graph to describe the precipitation levels for each season in your part of the world.
2. How does precipitation influence the water level of rivers?
3. List ways in which a flood can be prevented.
4. Imagine a device that can prevent flooding from occurring.
5. What is water erosion?
6. How is this bar graph different from the bar graph of your own region?

### Drop and Rescue

Design a device to reduce the impacts on humans, animals, and the environment after an area has been damaged by extreme weather.

1. What kinds of weather-related hazards happen in your area or other areas?
2. How do weather-related hazards affect animals or people?
3. Describe different ways in which a helicopter can be used during a weather-related hazard.

### Sort to Recycle

Design a device that uses the physical properties of objects, including their shape and size, to sort them.

1. What does it mean to recycle?
2. How are recyclable materials sorted in your area?
3. Imagine a device that can sort waste according to its shape.
4. Where does your recycling material go to?

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