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Design and Technologies

Years 9 and 10

Below satisfactory

Design project: Mini torch

Summary of task

Students designed and produced a working prototype of a mini torch case using CAD-CAM and a control system. They investigated CAD-CAM technologies and rapid prototyping systems. Students investigated the characteristics and properties of electronics and how the torch could be engineered to operate in three states. The design development process was documented following the Design and Technologies processes and production skills strand.

The focus of this task was to design and produce a product for the technologies contexts materials and technologies specialisations and engineering principles and systems.

Achievement standard

By the end of Year 10, students explain how people working in design and technologies occupations consider factors that impact on design decisions and the technologies used to produce products, services and environments. They identify the changes necessary to designed solutions to realise preferred futures they have described. When producing designed solutions for identified needs or opportunities, students evaluate the features of technologies and their appropriateness for purpose for one or more of the technologies contexts.

Students create designed solutions for one or more of the technologies contexts based on a critical evaluation of needs or opportunities. They establish detailed criteria for success, including sustainability considerations, and use these to evaluate their ideas and designed solutions and processes. They create and connect design ideas and processes of increasing complexity and justify decisions. Students communicate and document projects, including marketing for a range of audiences. They independently and collaboratively apply sequenced production and management plans when producing designed solutions, making adjustments to plans when necessary. They select and use appropriate technologies skilfully and safely to produce high-quality designed solutions suitable for the intended purpose.

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