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ACTDEK023

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Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment and evaluate the impact of their use

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  • identifying the properties of materials for the design and construction of a sustainable household item, for example a product for storing harvested water (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • evaluating the functional properties of a specific-purpose household system, for example a security system (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • examining the materials and systems used in a public use system that affect the way people live, for example a community exercise environment or arts facility, water treatment, garbage collection (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • comparing tools, equipment and techniques to select those most appropriate for a given purpose (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • evaluating the use of computer-aided manufacturing in terms of cost and impacts on local and regional designers, producers and enterprises (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • comparing the design and production of products, services and environments in Australia and a country in the Asia region (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)

(View this topic on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au )

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