The following units of work can be adapted by teachers to suit the individual needs of their students.
Sample units and other resources
Existing Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8 syllabus 2003
Crack the Code: Technology (Mandatory) Years 7–8 2003
Crack the Code is a unit of work that develops knowledge, skills and understanding of coding. It was developed in preparation for the digital technologies content of the new Technology Mandatory syllabus that is to be implemented in 2019.The resources have been developed to meet the requirements of the existing Technology (Mandatory) syllabus and can be used with Year 7 2018 and Year 8 2019.
New Technology Mandatory Years 7-8 syllabus 2017
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.
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.
Stage 5 resources
Pastures from Space: Agricultural Technology Years 7–10
This precision agriculture unit allows students to access and analyse real-time farm data from the University of Sydney’s John Pye farm using the, Pastures from Space® Plus software program.
Summer crop and tractor operations: Agricultural Technology Years 7–10
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.