Design and technologies / Foundation to Year 2 / Design and Technologies Knowledge and Understanding

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Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products (ACTDEK002)

Elaborations
  • exploring how the principles of push and pull are used in the design of toys, for example in a spinning toy such as an Aboriginal mammandur
  • identifying, and playing and experimenting with, components such as wheels, balls, slides, springs and available local materials, tools and equipment to solve problems requiring movement
  • selecting materials to demonstrate how material properties are appropriate for particular designed solutions, for example materials that enable sliding or floating
  • exploring a system such as a marionette or Indonesian wayang kulit shadow puppet to see that by combining materials with forces movement can be created
  • combining materials and using forces in design, for example designing the door on a cage or a simple conveyor belt to move materials short distances
  • exploring how to manipulate materials using a range of tools, equipment and techniques to create movement, for example when constructing a toy boat that floats and moves
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Mechanical energy,  Engineering

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