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Technology

Grade 5

Graphic communication

Module 8

Design

Background:

There are five principles with which a good design must comply, namely:

  • It must have a function (purpose).
  • It must have an attractive and interesting appearance.
  • It must be made of the most suitable material.
  • It must be sturdily constructed (put together).
  • It must have a positive influence on people and their environment.

Design

Assignment 1:

[lo 1.5]

Your board game must comply with certain requirements, namely:

  • The board itself may not be any bigger than 30 cm by 30 cm.
  • The board must be made of sturdy or thick cardboard.
  • You must draw the plan of your game exactly, using as many measuring-tools as possible (ruler, protractor, and set of compasses). It must be drawn on a clean, white page of ± 25 cm by 25 cm.
  • The back of the board must be covered with colourful wrapping-paper and the name of the game must be applied creatively. Then the plan must be pasted onto the front.
  • One should be able to fold the board open at the start of the game, and close it again when one has to put it away.
  • Any other accessories such as dice, buttons, etc., can be used, but all of it must be able to fit into an empty toothpaste box.
  • At least one repeating geometric figure or two different geometric figures must be recognisable on the board.

Assignment 2:

[lo 1.5]

Now make some freehand sketches of various ideas for your board game. Add labels. Sketch in pencil and do not erase. Keep the sketches simple and as practical as possible. Circle the ideas that you like.

Assignment 3:

[lo 1.6]

Make a complete and precise sketch of the shape of the board game in the following square. Sketch with pencil first and afterwards you can draw the lines in pencil. Using labels and inscriptions indicate how you intend to colour in / decorate the board game.

Final idea in the square in the centre

Assignment 4:

[lo 1.6]

Create an original name for your board game. Write down all the possible names. Circle the name of your choice. Give a good reason for having chosen that name.

Assignment 5:

[lo 1.7]

Compile a pamphlet on which you explain the rules of the game under the following headings.

a. Equipment:

b. The purpose of the game:

c. Preparation:

d. How the game is played:

e. Number of players:

f. How the winner is determined:

Assignment 6:

[lo 1.10]

Does your design comply with the five basic principles for a good design? Motivate with reasons.

a. What is the purpose of your design?

b. Does your design have an attractive and interesting appearance ?

c. Will your design be made of the most suitable material ?

d. Will your design be put together in the most suitable way?

e. Does your design have a positive influence on people and the environment?

Assessment

LO 1

Technological Processes and Skills

The learner will be able to apply technological processes and skills ethically and responsibly using appropriate information and communication technologies.

We know this when the learner:

1.1 finds out about the background context (e.g. people, environment, nature of the need) when given a problem, need or opportunity and lists the advantages and disadvantages that a technological solution might bring to people;

1.2 finds out about existing products relevant to a problem, need or opportunity, and identifies some design aspects (e.g. who it is for, what it looks like, what it is for, what it is made of);

1.3 performs, where appropriate, scientific investigations about concepts relevant to a problem, need or opportunity using science process skills:

  • planning investigations;
  • conducting investigations;
  • processing and interpreting data;
  • evaluating and communicating findings;
  • writes or communicates, with assistance, a short and clear statement (design brief) related to a given problem, need or opportunity that demonstrates some understanding of the technological purposes of the solution;

1.5 suggests and records at least two alternative solutions to the problem, need or opportunity that link to the design brief and to given specifications and constraints (e.g. people, purpose, environment);

1.6 chooses one of these solutions, giving reasons for the choice, and develops the idea further;

1.7 outlines a plan that shows the steps for making, including drawing or sketches of main parts;

1.8 uses suitable tools and materials to make products by measuring, marking out, cutting or separating, shaping or forming, joining or combining, and finishing the chosen material;

1.9 works neatly and safely, ensuring minimum waste of material;

1.10 evaluates, with assistance, the product according to the design brief and given specifications and constraints (e.g. people, purpose, environment), and suggests improvements and modifications if necessary;

1.11 evaluates the plan of action followed and suggests improvements and modifications if necessary;

1.12 produces labelled two-dimensional drawings enhanced with colour where appropriate.

Memorandum

Application of knowledge

Research

Assignment 1

Something similar to an own/self-designed board game that will keep the children occupied during the winter holidays.

Assignment 2

Any answer that makes sense:

  • Board game
  • Our family/children
  • Home
  • Can stay occupied in a meaningful way
  • Winter holidays

Assignment 3

Answers are determined by the relevant game that was researched.

Assignment 4

Answers are determined by respective games.

Design

Assignment 1

Learners should only take note of the specifications.

Assignment 2

The learners’ sketches will vary – note the detail and the degree of difficulty.

Assignment 3

Chosen design for board game within the square of 5 cm by 5 cm will vary from learner to learner – look out for detail, interesting features, degree of difficulty and originality.

Assignment 4

Answers will vary – look out for originality.

Assignment 5

Answers will vary – look out for completeness, originality, creativity, conciseness, clear explanations.

Assignment 6

Learners should answer Yes with a reason, e.g.

6. a) Yes, to keep us children meaningfully occupied during the holidays, etc.

Questions & Answers

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s. Reply
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are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
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what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
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is Bucky paper clear?
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s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
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Do you know which machine is used to that process?
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for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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Cied
types of nano material
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I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
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AMJAD
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Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
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AMJAD
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In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
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anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
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after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
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silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
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I'm interested in Nanotube
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this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
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Source:  OpenStax, Technology grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 23, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10979/1.2
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