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Technology Unit Planning: Celebrating Matariki Planning Unit: Overview


Final outcome: Iced biscuits
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Year 1 – Students working towards achievement at Level 1
Room 1 Lou Reed –
Te Kura o Otangarei

Global Intention: We are going to design biscuits to help us celebrate Matariki not only for our class but for the whole school and attempt to understand technological modelling

Dates: From Week 4 to Week 6 T2 / 08



  • Excellence
  • Innovation, inquiry and curiosity
  • Diversity
  • Respect
  • Equity
  • Community and Participation
  • Care for the Environment
  • Integrity

Key Competencies:

  • Managing Self
  • Relating to Others
  • Participating and Contributing
  • Thinking
  • Using Language, Symbols and Texts
Technological Practice Nature of Technology Technological Knowledge

Planning for Practice

  • Outline a general plan to support the development of an outcome, identifying appropriate steps and resources.

Characteristics of Technology

  • Understand that technology is purposeful intervention through design.

Technological Modelling

  • Understand that functional models are used to represent reality and test design concepts and that prototypes are used to test Technological Outcomes.

Brief Development

  • Describe the outcome they are developing and identify the attributes it should have, taking account of the need/opportunity and the resources available.

Characteristics of
Technological Outcomes

  • Understand that Technological Outcomes are products or systems developed by people and have a physical nature and a functional nature.

Technological Products

Outcome Development and Evaluation

  • Investigate a context to communicate potential outcomes. Evaluate these against attributes; select and develop an outcome in keeping with the identified attributes.

Technological Systems

  • Understand that technological systems have inputs, controlled transformations, and outputs.

Celebrating Matariki:Overview | Learning outcomes | Lesson outline | Assessment

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