"Up the Pipe", School Journal, level 3, November 2014
18 November 2014
Doctor Louis Tremblay is an environmental toxicologist who studies sludge. Louis would like to see all our sludge put to good use – not just sit in a landfill. So he decided to find out more about it.
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Strategies for teaching technological modelling
Year 7–8 students make moulds for their soap using a vacuum former.
- Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to describe examples of how technology has impacted on the natural world over time. (level 3)
- Technological products: Describe the properties of materials used in particular products that can be measured objectively and that can be measured subjectively. (level 3)
- Brief development: Use this and other examples to guide students to describe the physical and functional nature of an outcome (eg, what it looks like and what it can do) taking into account the need or opportunity, conceptual statements, and resources available. (level 3)