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Technology

Grade 7

Electricity

Module 15

Designing and making a warning system

Assignment 1:

To design and make a warning system

[lo 1.1, 1.2, 1.5 to 1.13]

Design and make a warning system with two output devices (light and buzzer) that can be installed at the door and inside the room. This system should be able to tell the occupants of the room when somebody else wants to enter at the door by giving off a light and sound signal in the classroom.

Situation

The door of the Technology class is connected to the classroom by means of a long passage. It is sometimes impossible for the occupants of the room to hear when somebody is knocking at the door. Therefore is it necessary for someone to shout or hammer on the door. The teacher prefers that the door should be kept closed because pupils sometimes tamper with other learners’ products or with tools that are stored in the passage.

  • Investigation:

Analyse and write the problem down in your own words.

Research:

Make a list of existing products and solutions. Paste pictures of their appearance and cost.

Modelling:

Investigate different types of switches and make models of types that would suit to resolve the problem.

Design:

Design brief (Who? What? Where? When? Be able to?)

Specifications and constraints:

  • Who is it for (age, access)?
  • What is its purpose?
  • What will it look like?
  • What influence will it have on the environment?
  • What will the cost of the materials used be?
  • Distance between input and output?

Initial designs / solutions:

Choice with reasons:

Final design (develop design and solution further):

Make:

Make a list of all the resources (tools and materials) needed. Also add the quantities or dimensions.

Materials Quantity/Measurements

Draw a simple flow diagram to show the steps for making the product.(LO 7.1.3.1)

Draw a simple working drawing of your final product. Use colour, shade, thick and thin lines and shadow.

Evaluation

Product

Does the product satisfy the design brief? Explain.

Does the product satisfy the specifications and constraints? Explain.

Suggests any improvements to your final product.

Process

How well did your making compare to your planned steps?

Suggests any improvements to your plan of action.

Assessment

Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESSES AND SKILLSThe learner will be able to apply technological processes and skills ethically and responsibly using appropriate information and communication technologies.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
investigates :
1.1 investigates the background context, the nature of the need, the environmental situation, and the people concerned when given a problem, need or opportunity set in a local context;
1.2 examines existing products relevant to a problem, situation or need.
1.3 investigates by performing simple practical tests relating to aspects of the technological knowledge areas (Structures, Processing, and Systems and Control);
1.4 during investigations, plans a strategy for collecting data and information.
design :
1.5 writes or communicates a short and clear statement or a design brief for the development of a product or system related to a given problem, need or opportunity;
1.6 lists product and design specifications and constraints for a solution to a given problem, need or opportunity.
1.7 generates at least two alternative solutions and annotates the ideas;
1.8 chooses possible solutions, gives sensible reasons for choice, and develops a chosen idea using graphics or modelling techniques;
make :
1.9 develops a plan.
1.10 chooses and uses appropriate tools and materials to make products by measuring, marking, cutting or separating, shaping or forming, joining or combining, and finishing different materials with some accuracy;
evaluates :
1.12 evaluates the product or system based on criteria linked directly to the design brief and some of the specifications and constraints, and suggests improvements or modifications;
1.13 evaluates the efficiency of the plan of action followed and suggests improving future plans.

Questions & Answers

what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Technology grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 10, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11032/1.1
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