“Making Amazing Places”, Connected – How do you know?, level 2, January 2014
10 January 2014
When is a slide not just a slide? When it’s also the neck of a giraffe? This is just one of the exciting ideas Christchurch students came up with when entering the BNZ competition to design the best playground in the world for the central city rebuild. The students' entry could be modelled in any format they liked – a 3D model, a poster, a DVD, a storyboard, a website – in fact any format they wanted to use.
Find the article and teacher resources on Literacy Online "Making Amazing Places".
Discovering what functional modelling is – and why it's so important
Exploring the way technologists use modelling helped students to understand the purpose of this when developing a technological outcome.
Toyota asks kids to design their dream car of the future
For the eighth dream car art contest, Toyota has invited children from all over the globe to share their ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their ideal vehicle.
- Technological modelling: Use this and other examples to identify the design concept being tested in particular functional models (level 2).
- Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to describe the relationship between technology and the made, natural and social world (level 2).