SAASTE Technology/Key Concepts/Grade 6

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 Pravin

Grade 6

Investigates:

  • background

context to situation (list advantage / disadvantage of solution to people / environment)

  • Existing

products – identify & compare design aspects

science process skills (if appropriate)

Systems & Control:

  • Types

of movement (linear & rotary)

  • Input

- Process - Output

  • Changing

input and output motion (using the components of mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic included)


  • Components

of simple electric circuits.

  • Conversion

of electrical energy into other forms (light, heat etc.)

  • Input

- Process - Output

Impacts:

technological products & processes

(Suggest improvements to minimize negative effects on people / environment)

Designs:

Design brief

  • possible

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

  • choice

of solution with reasons

  • chosen

solution developed further

Processing:

  • Preservation

of materials (drying, coating, canning, sealing) underpinned by an understanding of why materials deteriorate.



Biases :

technological products & services

(Suggest ways to provide accessibility)

Makes :

Planning

Materials list

Tools list

Neatness, safety, material use

Structures:

Load bearing properties of materials

Stability structures

Reinforcing structures.


Indigenous Technology:

own & other societies

(Describe similarities & solutions -past, present & future)

Evaluates – with assistance:

  • identifying

Strengths and weaknesses of: Product , and of plan of action

  • Use

criteria for evaluation

  • suggestions

for improvement / modification



Communicates:

  • 2D

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

circuit diagrams (circuit symbols)

systems diagrams (input, process, output)

  • notes,

labels, dimensions

SA drawing conventions (for above)

Appropriate use of Technology to present information



Last modified on 22 July 2009, at 03:36