Year 8 Technologies
The Australian Curriculum (AC): Technologies will be delivered at Daramalan College from 2017. Both Technology courses will be reported concurrently: Design & Technology and Digital Technology. These will be reported as Technologies 7 and Technologies 8. As indicated in the AC: Technologies Curriculum, students benefit from learning about and working with traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. By applying their knowledge and practical skills and processes when using technologies and other resources to create innovative solutions, independently and collaboratively, they develop knowledge, understanding and skills to respond creatively to current and future needs.
Technologies – Year 8
The two specific areas Year 8 students will study are Engineering Principles and Systems and Materials and Technologies Specialisations. Students will develop an understanding and knowledge of Robotics using VEX IQ equipment. During this unit students will develop knowledge in coding and programming to eventually manufacture a working robot. Students will use the design process (design, make and appraise) to create their individual CO2 racer. Whilst developing the CO2 racer they will also develop an ePortfolio recording the entire process.