Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACTDEP005

Explore needs or opportunities for designing, and the technologies needed to realise designed solutions

Elaborations

  • identifying, gathering and playing with materials, components, tools and equipment to generate personal design ideas, for example designing a greeting card for a friend (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • exploring opportunities around the school for designing solutions, for example how school play areas could be improved; how the school removes classroom waste and identifying opportunities to reduce, recycle and re-use materials; reviewing the school canteen menu to identify healthy food options and suggesting changes to promote future good health (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • discussing possible designed solutions based on experience and some research, for example asking adults for advice (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • considering the importance of sustainability in designed solutions, for example comparing the durability of materials for a selected solution (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • exploring which tools, equipment and techniques to use with selected materials (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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