Year 10 General Technology

TEC010
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. McLean

Recommended Prior Learning

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


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.

Learning Areas:

Year 10, Year 10 General Options, Technology - Hangarau



Pathway

NCEA L1 Furniture Making, NCEA L1 General Engineering, NCEA L1 Materials Technology

Career Pathways

Copywriter, Survey Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Aquaculture Farmer, Marine Biologist, Medical Physicist, Electronics Engineer, Bank Worker, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist, Fabrication Engineer, Cabinet Maker, Clinical Physiologist, Farm Assistant, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Diver, Telecommunications Technician, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Technical Writer, Systems Administrator, Oral Health Therapist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Workplace Relations Adviser, General Practitioner, Electronics Trades Worker, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Human Resources Adviser, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Information Technology Architect, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Welder, Ranger, Marine Engineer, Food Technologist, Forestry Scientist, Furniture Finisher, Upholsterer, Geophysicist, Health Services Manager, Industrial Spray Painter, Radiation Therapist, Purchasing/Supply Officer, Production Manager, Project Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Saw Doctor, Secondary School Teacher, User Experience Designer, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist, Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Security Consultant, Scrum Master, Garment Technician, Fire Engineer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 clearfile, pencil and pen


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