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Design and technologies / Year 3 and 4 / Design and Technologies Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (ACTDEK013)

Elaborations
  • conducting experiments and tests to understand the properties of materials, for example strength, durability, warmth, elasticity
  • investigating the mass production of products to ensure standardisation, for example students setting up a production line to produce a product for a school fete
  • investigating the suitability of technologies − materials, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing and making a product, service or environment, for example a toy for a young child, a composting system for household waste management, raised garden beds for improved access, weaving nets, bags or baskets
  • comparing how different components interrelate and complement each other in a finished designed solution, for example investigating and playing with joining processes for a variety of materials in the production of common products
  • investigating local constructed environments to compare how buildings were constructed in the past and in the present and noting innovations
  • analysing products, services and constructed environments from a range of technologies contexts with consideration of possible innovative solutions and impacts on the local community and the sustainability of its environment
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Materials,  Fibres (Materials),  Engineering,  Tools

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