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Task with Student Directions
Contributed by: Assessment Performance Unit (APU)

Imagine you are stranded on a mountainside in cold, dry, windy weather. You can choose a jacket made from one of the fabrics in front of you.

This is what you have to find out:

Which fabric would keep you warm?

You can use any of the things in front of you. Choose whatever you need to answer the question.

You can:

  • use a can instead of a person

  • put warm water inside to make it more life-like

  • make it a "jacket" from the material

  • use a hairdryer to make imitation wind (without the heater switched on of course)

Make a clear record of your results so that another person can understand what you have found out.


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