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Grade 5

Graphic communication

Module 7

Applying knowledge

Case study:

The long summer holiday is ahead and your family are not going anywhere. You are tired of all the old board games, and you don’t want to spend your pocket money on new ones, because you are saving up to buy a new bicycle. Your mother suggests that you should design and make your own board games.


Assignment 1:

[lo 1.1]

What is the need?

Assignment 2:

[lo 1.4]

Now write a clear, brief design brief for the manufacture of your article. Copy the senctence and replace the words in brackets by an appropriate word:

I am going to design and make a ( wha t) for ( whom ) to use at ( where ) so that we

( its function ) it during the ( when ) .

Assignment 3:

[lo 1.12]

You will have to do research in order to determine the necessary requirements for your board games.

Instructions to the Teacher:

1. Make a list of all the well-known board games by having a brainstorming session with the class. (Examples are snakes and ladders, Scrabble, Pictionary, Monopoly, etc.)

2. Let the learners do research in pairs. Each pair must research a specific board game and report back orally.

3. Learners can then combine the different ideas in designing and making their own board game.

Answer the following questions with reference to the games that you had to research.

  1. What is the name of the game?
  2. What is the size of the board on which the game is to be played? (Correct dimensions)
  3. Name all the materials you will need to make such a board game.
  4. Which tools will you need to make the game?
  5. How has the necessary information been applied to the board to make it look creative and original?
  6. Where have the rules of the game been inserted?
  7. How many players are able to play the game at the same time?
  8. What equipment (except the board) do you need in order to play the game?
  9. What is the purpose of the game?
  10. What preparations do you have to make before you start playing the game?
  11. How is the game played? (Explain. Write at least five lines.)
  12. How is the game presented/packaged?
  13. For what age group is this game suitable?

Assignment 4:

[lo 1.3]

Make notes of ideas that you might want to use and expand in your class workbook when your classmates present the games that they had to research and make.


LO 1

Technological Processes and Skills

The learner will be able to apply technological processes and skills ethically and responsibly using appropriate information and communication technologies.

We know this when the learner:

1.1 finds out about the background context (e.g. people, environment, nature of the need) when given a problem, need or opportunity and lists the advantages and disadvantages that a technological solution might bring to people;

1.2 finds out about existing products relevant to a problem, need or opportunity, and identifies some design aspects (e.g. who it is for, what it looks like, what it is for, what it is made of);

1.3 performs, where appropriate, scientific investigations about concepts relevant to a problem, need or opportunity using science process skills:

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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Source:  OpenStax, Technology grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 23, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10979/1.2
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