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Investigate how electrical energy can control movement, sound or light in a designed product or system

Elaborations

  • deconstructing a product or system to discover how movement, sound or light can be controlled, for example deconstructing a torch or buzzer and exploring circuit design (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating the properties of materials to solve problems requiring the control of movement, sound or light, for example the amount of light reflected from different surfaces to control a sensor (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating the features of electrical devices such as switches, light globes and sensors (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recognising the need to carefully plan and select components for a system to perform a specific task (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • producing models using materials, tools and equipment to show how to control movement, sound or light (Skills: Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating the technologies in a control system for an identified need or opportunity and user, for example a system that allows safe passage at pedestrian crossings (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)

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