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Learning objects Fashion design: quality control


Test the properties of four fabrics for a fashion design company. Review a lab test summary table. Examine the structure of the table and words used. Match scientific terms to everyday words. Build a graphic interpretation of the text by adding simple icons. Identify two fabrics which meet the agency's needs. Choose conclusions based on suitable scientific language. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students use structural cues to interpret information presented in a scientific data table.
  • Students make inferences from information in a text.
  • Students identify the meaning of a text by referring to illustrations such as diagrams, tables and icons.
Educational value
  • Models application of scientific terms to express facts and ideas accurately.
  • Demonstrates how statistics can be used to communicate specific details.
  • Shows how the past tense is suited for describing experimental results.
  • Describes the purpose of symbols and relates them to statements.
  • Provides opportunities to interpret data displayed in tables.
  • Tests understanding of key concepts via multiple-choice quizzes.
  • Contains a glossary of difficult terms and their pronunciation.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • english;
  • Technologies
  • Technology/Designing, making and appraising
  • English/Speaking and listening
  • English/Reading and viewing
  • English/Writing
  • English/Critical literacy
  • English/Detailed information
  • English/Form
  • English/Linguistic structures and features
  • English/Symbols
  • English/Unfamiliar vocabulary
  • English/Vocabulary
  • Technology/Characteristics
  • Technology/Quality
  • Technology/Products
  • Technology/Information management
  • Analysis;
  • Application;
  • Comprehension;
  • Knowledge
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Comprehension Activity;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Subject matter expert
  • Organisation: Deakin University; Faculty of Education; Consultancy and Development Unit
  • Address: Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
  • URL:
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 27 May 2014
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
  • Hyperlinks to definitions of tricky words may fail if using Flash Player v.8 (security settings prevent Javascript launching a new browser window).
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.