Resources

The following units of work can be adapted by teachers to suit the individual needs of their students.

Sample units and other resources

Technology Mandatory Syllabus - Introduction and other resources

Crack the Code: Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 2017

Crack the Code is a unit of work that develops knowledge, skills and understanding of coding. It addresses 25 hours of the Digital Technologies context in the new Technology Mandatory syllabus. These resources have been developed to meet the requirements of the new Technology Mandatory syllabus and can be used with Year 7 from 2019 and Year 8 from 2020.

Electric Vehicles – The Dragster: Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 2017

The Dragster program has been designed to address the Engineered Systems context of the Technology Mandatory syllabus. It provides an introduction to electro-mechanical devices. Students design, produce and evaluate an electric vehicle and compete against their peers in a drag race. This requires students to investigate the effects of gearing on speed and acceleration and to consider these factors in their vehicle design. Sample STL files for 3D printing an engine mount are included.

Farm Fibres to Felt: Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 2017

Farm Fibres to Felt focuses on textiles in the Materials Technology context and includes agriculture content from the Agriculture and Food Technologies context. Students develop knowledge and understanding of agriculturally produced wool fibres and design, produce and evaluate a hand felted product.

Fast and Curious: Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 2017

Fast and Curious is a unit of work that develops knowledge, skills and understanding of data, digital systems and IoT (Internet of Things). The unit fits within the Digital Technologies context of the new Technology Mandatory syllabus that is to be implemented from 2019 and uses the Anki Overdrive race cars. It addresses 25 hours of the Digital Technologies context in the new Technology Mandatory syllabus. These resources have been developed to meet the requirements of the new Technology Mandatory syllabus and can be used with Year 7 from 2019 and Year 8 from 2020.

GPS Cows: Technology Mandatory Years 7-8 2017

GPS Cows is a unit of work co-designed by the NSW Department of Education and CQUniversity Australia for the Technology Mandatory Syllabus 2017. It incorporates content from the Agriculture and Food Technologies and the Digital Technologies contexts. The unit investigates the use of GPS data to improve management of animal welfare. The teacher does not need to be trained in agriculture to teach this unit of work.

Agricultural Technology years 7–10 (2003 syllabus): Summer crop and tractor operations

This unit of work uses a plant enterprise to teach students about safe tractor operation. It includes resources for teaching tractor operation to year 9 students.

Design and Technology years 7-10 (2020 onward): Marketing

This unit of work is designed to fit within the context area of information and communication of Design and Technology years 7-10. Students design, produce and evaluate marketing material for a school event. Students design, produce and evaluate marketing material and products to support the event.

Industrial Technology Electronics years 7-10 (2020 onward): Power Hungry

This unit of work is designed for the core module of Industrial Technology – Electronics 7-10. In this unit students will develop a fundamental understanding of electricity, electrical components and the underlying scientific principles and practices that form the foundation of electronics.

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