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SAASTE Technology/Key Concepts/Grade 4

SAASTE Technology
Key Concepts
Grade 4 - Grade 5 - Grade 6 - Grade 7 - Grade 8 - Grade 9
Modules
Processing Grade 8/9 - Mechanical Systems Grade 9 - Structures Grade 5 - Structures Grade 8
Activities
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


KEY CONCEPTS, KEY FOCUS and IMPLICATIONS for TEACHING & LEARNING of Technology through the RNCS.


Grade 4

Investigates:


  • background

context to situation

  • Existing

products – identify main design aspects

science process skills (if appropriate)

Systems & Control:


  • Produce

motion using simple mechanisms

  • Input

- Output


Impacts:


technological products

(express opinions on how these products makes lives easier)

Designs:


Design brief

  • possible

solutions (linked to design brief & specifications and/or constraints.)

  • choice

of solution with reasons

Processing:


Properties of materials (Physical & Chemical) and the influence these properties have on the effectiveness of products.


Biases :


technological products

(Express opinions on how certain groups are disadvantaged by these products)

Makes :


Planning

Materials list

Tools list

Neatness and safety

Structures:


Strengthening parts of and/or complete structures.

Indigenous Technology:


  • Local

Indigenous cultures

(Describe use of scientific principles & technological products for specific purposes)

Evaluates

: - with assistance


  • Product

according to brief

  • Suggests

improvements/modifications to product if necessary



Communicates:


  • 2D

(1st ) *enhanced sketches / drawings (colour/ shading/ rendering)

systems diagrams (input, process, output)

  • notes,

labels, dimensions

SA drawing conventions (for above)