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"I Am Alice", Connected, level 2 – Show and Tell, December 2016

13 December 2016

First page of the story showing the drilling

In this story Alice, the tunnel boring machine, provides a first person account of the impact of new technology on our land and infrastructures.

You can find the article and the support materials here: Literacy Online: Instructional Series search, "I Am Alice".

Other useful resources

LEARNZ: Waterview Connection 1 – going underground with New Zealand's biggest road project

Auckland's tunnel boring machine Alice heads home

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technological outcomes
  • describe what technological outcomes are and explain how they are different to natural objects and other things created by people
  • identify a technological system and describe relationships between the physical and functional attributes
Technological systems
  • describe the change that has occurred to the input to produce the output in simple technological systems 
  • identify the role each component has in allowing the inputs to be transformed into outputs within simple technological systems.

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