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SAASTE Technology/Activities/Technological Products

SAASTE Technology
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Conductors & Insulators - Electronic Circuits - AND & OR Gates - Circuit/Systems Diagram - Hydraulics - Hydraulics & Pneumatics - Technological Products - Preservation-1 - Identifying Materials - Properties of Materials - Preservation-2 - Electroplating - Conditioning-Strengthening/Waterproofing-1 - Conditioning-Strengthening\Waterproofing-2 - Shaping - Forming - Forces - Types of Structures - Mechanisms Worksheet

Technology & Society

Grade 8


Technological ProductsEdit

Three technological products are shown. Study them carefully and then answer the questions. The same questions apply to all three products.

Do this activity in groups of four.

1. What is / was the product used for?

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2. Why was this product designed? ­Say what the need was?

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3. What do we have today to satisfy this same need?

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4. State what materials were used to make it.

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5. Why do you think these materials were used?

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6. Say why you think the choice of materials is good?

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7. If you were to redesign this product what material would you use?

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8. Say why you would use this material.

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9. Does the design meet the intentions it was designed for?

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10. If not, how can it be improved to meet the intentions?

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11. What safety features do you see in the product design?

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12. How did this technological solution improve the quality of the lives of the people that designed and made it?

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Author: Nonzaliseko Mzizi Contributions by Osman Sadeck Editor: Osman Sadeck