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Generate, develop and record design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling


  • comparing and contrasting features of existing products to provide new ideas, for example exploring toys with several movable parts with the view to designing and making a simple puppet with one movable part (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • communicating design ideas by modelling, and producing and labelling two-dimensional drawings using a range of technologies to show different views (top view and side view), for example a new environment such as a cubby house or animal shelter (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recording a judgement about design ideas with teacher guidance, for example expressing own likes and dislikes about a design idea (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying one common testing method, and recording results, for example taste-testing comparisons of a food product and recording results in a digital form (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • describing how design ideas meet the needs of those who will use the solution (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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