Design & Technology
Have you ever stopped to think about the products you use every day? Why are they designed the way they are? And why are they made of particular materials? This Miniclip examines the properties of materials including being flexible, strong, waterproof, durable, conductors of heat, and sustainable. Students will examine everyday design products like dishwashing gloves, coconut bowls, and reusable metal straws to see how different properties of their materials enable the products to satisfy their intended purpose. Show Less
Students read, sing and learn about technology and the earliest inventions, such as the wheel. They also gain appreciation for the importance of using technology respectfully. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas. Show Less
The last century has seen communication change rapidly due to developments in technology. Today, we can connect to each other faster than ever before and share our ideas in the blink of an eye! This Miniclip looks at how communication has changed over time, how technology has brought us closer together, as well as the different methods of communication available to us today. Why do we use them? How do they allow us to communicate? Find out in this fun, animated Miniclip! Show Less
You wouldn’t catch a plane to get to school, nor would you ride your bicycle to get to your tropical island holiday! So what makes a mode of transport suitable? Why do we use certain modes for certain activities? And how has transport changed over time? In this animated Miniclip, discover how technology has helped us to travel further and faster; and see how land, air and water transports have enabled us to connect with the rest of the world. Show Less
Tom breaks a piece in his dart gun, so he learns the importance of making an accurate technical drawing in order to get things right. Tom has to make his drawing a number of times until he gets it right, which teaches him not to give up, resulting in satisfaction for a job well done. Show Less
Learn how airbags and other safety mechanisms in cars keep us safe from harm. The Professor makes an airbag that does not deflate and realises that there are problems with this. He does not give up, but instead considers how to make the airbag better and creates a mechanism that makes it deflate as well. Show Less
This unit introduces technology, robotics and machines through Robokot and Elesapian, two entertaining characters who bring this topic to life. This unit introduces the history of technology and explains the fundamentals of robotics. By playing games and solving activities, students will learn what a robot is and the difference between a robot and other complex machines. They will also learn the concept of programming and will discover all the areas in which robots are now a reality in their everyday lives. Also introduced is the concept of simple machines such as pulleys, screws, wheels and inclined planes, as well as how machines are used by people around the world and how this is linked to progress. By reasoning and solving the included resources and activities students will be able to learn about different types of machines and how they are used, and they will understand the concept of efficiency at performing a certain task. Show Less
Disclaimer: This clip mentions 911 as the emergency number. Please make explicit to your students the emergency contact number of your region. A fire starts in the lab! The Fixies try to put it out on their own but it's too big for them. Fire calls the authorities in case the situation gets out of hand, and demonstrates his responsible decision making. Show Less
Simka and Nolik discover Tom Thomas’ teddy bear has a broken part, and decide to fix it for him using a prosthesis. Then Nolik gets worried that Tom would rather be best friends with the bear than with them, but Tom sets his straight and tells him how much he likes the Fixies. Show Less
The skills involved in making quality timber furniture are sought after and a solid understanding of core design and construction principles underpins a student's future success. This programme clearly and engagingly demonstrates the design process as applied to the construction of timber furniture. Chris Beck, Applied Design Lecturer at Holmesglen TAFE, shows us around the workshop, demonstrating conceptualisation and model making, safe construction of joints, measuring and marking techniques, finishing the piece, and evaluation of the final result. Show Less
This Australian-made, curriculum fit program introduces the design process so that students will be able to design, produce and evaluate quality solutions that respond to identified opportunities and needs. Through case studies of two new products, new sports gear 'Syco XT', and the new 'D Tek' pump, we explain the need to justify solutions and to responsibly, safely and creatively select materials, tools and techniques. We examine skills in design processes, design theory and the work of designers, discovering how designers research, experiment, and communicate creative design ideas and solutions. Show Less
This programme takes a cutting edge look at lasers and CAD CAM technology used in industrial applications and describes why lasers are so central to modern industry.
This is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the techniques and business of commercial printing. It looks at covering, binding, finishing, and how to create work that satisfies the client's commercial and aesthetic needs.