AS 91357

Iron Man Dinner

Make an iron-rich athlete dinner for your family including some form of plant based protein.

Technology 2.4 - Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype.

Introduction to This Topic

Zoom Lesson 1 - Intro

L2 FDT Iron-Man Dinner Class 1.mp4


If you want to change the brief, negotiate with your teacher.

This is Your Brief

Before you begin work, study your brief carefully to make sure you are clear about the outcome expected, and the product specifications.

Your final outcome must meet each specification.

Make a copy, save into your Google Drive folder.

Brief Iron Man DINNER


Experiment with different recipes to get an idea of suitable ingredients and processes for your athlete dinner. Search your own...

Track your recipe development in this template.

Prototype Recipes Savoury
Vegetarian Shepards Pie


Test out different ingredients, techniques / processes and equipment options.

Choose the best ones for your dinner.

Test INGREDIENTS and choose the best ones

Experiment and test some different ingredients to get the best outcome. E.g. you could test different varieties of beans and lentils, or different types of tofu.


    • red kidney, pinto, white, navy, black



    • red lentils, brown lentils, green lentils


    • silken tofu, firm tofu, soft tofu

Find out which makes the best outcome. Consider: colour, taste, cost, nutrition, texture, cooking methods required.

Test PROCESSES and choose the best ones

For example, you may try a number of ways of cooking the tofu:

  • draining it first on paper towels

  • coating it in corn starch prior to cooking

  • stove-top in non-stick pan

  • oven baked

  • pre-marinating

  • sprinkling with seasonings in pan

Run a trial to find out which processes work best with your chosen ingredients.

Choose your TOOLS and EQUIPMENT

Choose the best equipment for making your dinner outcome.

Consider what is available, what saves time and what gives a consistent quality outcome.

Google Classroom Assessment

Open the Assessment in Google Classroom. Write down which ingredients & processes you tested and what your results were.

Write down tools/equipment you have chosen to use.

Write down the ingredients and processes you have chosen to use and give an evaluation of the various ingredients and processes.

Prototype Language


Social environment - people who will be interacting with the outcome.

Physical environment - where the outcome will be situated.

Make Your Prototype Meal

Use the materials, components, tools and equipment you selected to make your prototype to address your brief.

Write down how you made your prototype in the Google Classroom Assessment. Include photos too.


Social environment - people who will be interacting with the outcome.

Physical environment - where the outcome will be situated.

Trialling your product in context

Trial your dinner in its intended social environment (the people who will be interacting with the outcome), and physical environment (where the outcome will be situated).

Record these trials, and the results of them in your assessment. What did you learn? How did this inform your prototyping and product development? What decisions did you make as a result?


Use this template to record details of each trial/test you do.

L1 Trials


Combine stakeholder feedback and your results from ongoing tests and trials to make the best possible iron-rich athlete dinner.

Feedback, feedback, feedback.

Get feedback from your key stakeholder all the way. Write it down in your Assessment.

Get feedback from experts, end-users and all kinds of stakeholders.

Consider stakeholder feedback in all your decisions.


Justify your decisions to accept or modify your prototype.

Is your prototype fit for purpose, or does it need to be modified?

State whether you accept your prototype, and the recipe you have developed for it, or whether it needs to be modified. Does it meet the brief?

Give your reasons. Include reasons from:

  • Stakeholder feedback

  • Results from your tests and trials

  • Your social and physical context


Justify your your prototype meets your specifications.

Justify your specifications are met

Justify that each of your specifications has been met. Explain how you met them. Refer to stakeholder input.


TASK Document

91357 L2 TASK Prototype


MK Student - 91357 L2 Prototype

Exemplar Examples


This student has made a refined prototype for a mobile chilly bin.

This student has evaluated practical techniques and processes to determine their appropriateness for use (1), and used evidence from ongoing testing and stakeholder feedback to inform the making and trialling of the prototype (2).

To reach Excellence, the student could synthesise the on-going testing and stakeholder feedback. Often decisions seemed to be made on the basis of ‘what my stakeholder and I decided’, and the justification for this decision making could be more apparent.

Excellence Exemplar

MK Student - 91357 L2 Prototype FILLED IN