Waterfall design

This idea will develop a knowledge and understanding of structures by applying this knowledge in the context of young people working in teams with the task of designing a waterfall similar to those along the Clydeside.  They will take part in an outdoor activity and discussion with an expert to ensure they are aware of relevant issues.

Broad Outcomes of learning

•Subject knowledge gained and enhanced on the features of rivers and the processes whereby waterfalls are created 
• Employability skills enhanced - application of knowledge in a real situation by field sketching the waterfall at the site 
• Develop employability skills through communication, planning, organisation, time management, co-operating and contributing to the work of building the waterfall 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by the level of knowledge obtained on the field trip to the falls of the Clyde 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about how the waterfall is to be constructed and what is/is not to be included 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

•Supports CfE Social Studies

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