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Strategy for learning about technological products and characteristics of technology

This case study describes a teaching strategy that was used to enhance year 7 student understandings of the technological knowledge and nature of technology strands.

Technological products

  • Indicators: Students can describe the properties of materials used in particular products that can be measured objectively and subjectively, and how the properties combine to ensure the materials allow the product to be technically and socially acceptable.

Characteristics of technology

  • Indicators: Students can describe examples of how technology has impacted on the and natural world over time, and can identify that technological knowledge is that technologists agree is useful in ensuring a successful


  • Innovation, enquiry, and curiosity, by thinking critically, creatively, and reflectively.

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Year 7 Technology Booklet (Word 2007, 8 MB)


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