Investigate and make judgments on how the characteristics and properties of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment can be combined to create designed solutions

Elaborations

  • critiquing the design of an existing product to identify environmental consequences of material selection (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • justifying decisions when selecting from a broad range of technologies − materials, systems, components, tools and equipment, for example selecting low-emission paints and locally sourced materials (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • analysing and explaining the ways in which the properties and characteristics of materials have been considered in the design of a product with specific requirements such as reduced weight to reduce transport costs in rural Australia (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • investigating emerging materials and their impact on design decisions (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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