Quick summary: Students investigate and evaluate products that detect and minimise the effects of natural hazards. Students will design and develop a system that detects, prevents or protects a community from natural hazards.
Subject: Design and Technology.
Year Level: 7 & 8.
Topics: Creative Thinking, Sustainability, Climate Change and STEM.
Teaching Time: 80 minutes.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 & 8 Design and Technologies:
- Analyse how people in design and technologies occupations consider ethical and sustainability factors to design and produce products, services and environments (AC9TDE8K01).
Syllabus outcomes: T4.1.2.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 achievement standards: By the end of Year 8, students explain factors that influence the design of products, services and environments to meet present and future needs. They explain the contribution of design and technology innovations and enterprise to society. Students explain how the features of technologies impact on designed solutions and influence design decisions for each of the prescribed technologies contexts.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – The teacher will be expected to facilitate conversation and help students undergo a design process to create the warning system.
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Related Professional Development: We encourage you to undertake the free PD Course How to teach a unit on fire and flood resilience for tips on how to best deliver this lesson.
If you’re concerned about the challenging nature of these topics, consider the free PD Course How to approach trauma in the classroom for information on how best to support your students.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.