Year 4 features:
Contains a variety of real-life projects across the units of Food and cooking, Clothing and textiles, Building and construction and Technological advancements.
Projects include designing and creating a vertical garden, a reusable fabric bag, a 3D model of a city and TBC.
Lessons and projects help develop team-building skills and promote students' confidence in applying the design process.
Australian Curriculum links:
Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs (ACTDEK10)
Investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a product or system (ACTDEK11)
Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK12)
Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (ACTDEK13)
Critique needs or opportunities for designing and explore and test a variety of materials, components, tools and equipment and the techniques needed to produce designed solutions (ACTDEP14)
Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (ACTDEP15)
Select and use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and use safe work practices to make designed solutions (ACTDEP16)
Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment (ACTDEP17)
Plan a sequence of production steps when making designed solutions individually and collaboratively (ACTDEP18)