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Students compete to design energy-efficient, battery-powered rail vehicles

18 June 2018

Train

The Innovation Award was won by a vehicle with a body and wheels comprised almost entirely of wood and a windshield made from recycled plastic. Solar panels on the roof provided clean power.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technological practice involves knowing what you are making and why, planning what to do and what resources are needed, and making and evaluating an outcome 1
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments 8

Keywords: transport, trains, sustainability, materials, characteristics of technology

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