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ACTDEK004

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Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to produce designed solutions

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  • exploring designed solutions to meet individual, family and community needs with a focus on materials, for example fabrics used for sports clothing, soft fall for play spaces (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • developing new meanings for objects and action during play, for example exploring how household packaging can be used to represent other objects (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring systems used in the classroom or community for creatively dealing with problems and needs, for example storage systems for equipment, traffic system flow for drop and go zones, the use of hoists and ramps to facilitate access (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • exploring facilities in local environments for accessibility and environmental impact, for example location of bike tracks and sporting fields using digital maps to view local area (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • exploring materials, components, tools and equipment through play to discover potential uses when making products or modelling services and environments, for example when designing and making clothes, toys and shelters (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • experimenting with techniques to combine or alter materials to satisfy a function (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)

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