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Technology

Learning Area:  Technology

DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES FOOD SPECIALISATIONS

Food specialisations explores the application of nutrition principles and the characteristics and properties of food, food selection and preparation, and contemporary food issues. Students come to understand the importance of a variety of foods, sound nutrition principles, food preparation skills and food safety.

Students create a designed solution to the problem of producing a healthy lunch time burger. They document their application of the problem solving the process of Investigating, Generating, Producing, Evaluating and Planning in a digital based folio. The student’s folio becomes their major assessment task. Students create graphical representations of meat and non-meat protein sources to analyse sustainability of protein consumption.

Curriculum Strands

  • Technologies and Society
  • Technologies Contexts (Food Specialisations)
  • Creating Designed Solutions

 

ASSESSMENT

  • Food Characteristics and Properties Analysis
  • Planned and Managed Designed Solution showing Investigation, Generation, Production and Evaluation

 

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

The Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving.

Students acquire a knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information and the processes associated with creating digital solutions so they can take up an active role in meeting current and future needs.

Students write programming code to learn how a computer follows instructions. Binary puzzles are solved so students can see how sound, images, text and numbers are created in a digital environment. Students learn to program Edison the robot using the python programming language. Instructions are given to Edison to create digital solutions to solve the problems of Edison being able to go forward, turn corners, blink LEDS, go around a square and travel through a maze.

Curriculum Strands

  • Digital Systems
  • Data and Information
  • Creating Digital Solutions

 

ASSESSMENT

  • Digital Systems Investigation
  • Data and Information Analysis
  • Digital Solution Analyse, Design and Evaluate