TEC010

Year 10 General Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. McLean

This course runs for 1 term but will be split into 3 distinct parts:

1. Structures – ‘Bridge building’ : constructing a bridge and then testing it to destruction - half a term duration

2. Mechanisms – ‘Know your Mechanisms’ : Research, construct and then demonstrate a mechanism - half a term

3. ‘Mechanical Toys’ - Applying all the knowledge learnt in order to make a mechanical toy for a child of around 5 years old using mixed materials (plastic, wood, metal or other materials, should your design require it) – 1 term duration.


Course Overview

Term 1
1. Structures – ‘Bridge building’ : constructing a bridge and then testing it to destruction - half a term duration

2. Mechanisms – ‘Know your Mechanisms’ : Research, construct and then demonstrate a mechanism - half a term duration

Term 2
3. ‘Mechanical Toys’ - Applying all the knowledge learnt in order to make a mechanical toy for a child of around 5 years old using mixed materials (plastic, wood, metal or other materials, should your design require it) – 1 term duration.

Recommended Prior Learning

An enthusiasm for applying knowledge to a problem in order to make things work.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 clearfile, pencil and pen

Pathway

Career Pathways