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Things that Move! Structures and Mechanisms

Level: 
Year 7-8
Learning Area: 
Technologies
Duration: 
Semester
Semester: 
Semester 1
Additional Cost: 
None

Who is this course for?

Students who want to explore, construct and learn the basics of engineered structures and mechanisms.

What will I do?

Exploring the fundamentals of engineering structures and the basics of engineered mechanisms, you will:

  • investigate the essentials of structures through research and testing.
  • investigate the basic engineering principles of mechanisms through experimentation and prototyping
  • make and test structures and mechanicl models, and prototypes
  • investigate the properties and suitability of structural materials
  • design and produce an automata as a final product

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on achievement standards and will consider:

  • evidence of completing the steps of the design process
  • understanding issues related to sound engineering practice
  • final product