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Curriculum 2022

Technology

 

Subject Name Technology
Year Level 8
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Compulsory
Staff Contact Tim Rodgers
timothy.rodgers687@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

Technology is split into two main subject areas - Design and Technology and Digital Technology. Students work individually and collaboratively to investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate physical and digital solutions.  

Design and Technology (9 -10 weeks) includes the safe use of selected machines and tools in the workshop. Students use plastic, timber and simple electronics to create a night light.  

Topics may include:       

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements       
  • Selection, cutting, joining of timber         
  • Laser cutting and etching of acrylic        
  • Use of plastics and timber in society         
  • Basic electronic circuit theory and soldering techniques
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Digital Technology (9 -10 weeks) focuses on computer science, including the binary system, networking, and general computer programming concepts.  

Topics may include:

  • Text, image and audio representation in binary         
  • Data transmission in secured wired, wireless and mobile networks        
  • Acquisition and analysis of data         
  • Modifying and writing computer programs involving branching, iteration and functions

Assessment

In Design and Technology, tasks may include:

  • Night light design and construction
  • Evaluation of the product and construction process
  • Homework task about timber products  

In Digital Technology, tasks may include:     

  • Writing in binary    
  • Creating pixel art using spreadsheets      
  • Computer systems and binary testing     
  • Programming an Arduino (microcomputer) to simulate a pedestrian crossing  

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