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Grade 6


Module 9

Design a basic frame structure

Design a frame structure using a sheet of cardboard

What is the problem?

Due to the fact that every learner has to compile a portfolio of his/her best work in a grade during the year, it can cause a great mess if your pages of the 10 different learning areas get mixed up when you want to replace pages. Therefore it is important that you keep the three pages of each learning area together by using a paper clip in your portfolio so that you will not waste unnecessary time when you want to replace pages.

What is the need?

You will need a small container in which you can keep your paper clips and have extra available when you need to replace pages. Since nothing suitable is available in the shops at present, you will have to design and construct your own container.

What is the instruction?

Design and make a small container for paper clips that you can keep on your desk. Use felt-tipped pens to decorate the lid with a simple geometric pattern and see to it that the lid fits tightly.

What are the limitations?

You may only use one piece of A4 cardboard, a wooden strip of 0,5 m long, and 1 cm by 1 cm, paper glue and felt-tipped pens with which to decorate it.

Summary of the need/design brief

Assignment 1:

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I am going to design and make a neat and attractive container that can hold_____________

It can be made of _________________________________ and ______________________

for use in the ___________________________________ The lid will be decorated with a

_______________________________ pattern with _______________________________ .

Research and investigation:

Assignment 2:

Bring to class as many small containers as possible in which paper clips could be kept and draw at least three examples with labels. take care that their shapes, sizes and the material used for each container differ as much as possible.

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Assignment 3:

Design and draw the frame for the container on the provided grid paper.

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Design and draw the frame for the container on the provided grid paper. You are going to use the small wooden bar. The inner dimensions of the small container must not be more than 10 cm by 10 cm and not smaller than 5 cm by 5 cm because it must be able to contain at least 10 paper clips quite easily. Colour the small strips that are of the same length, in one colour. Also indicate the inner and outer dimensions of your design. Draw a circle around your final choice.

  • Remember: Assume that one square is 1 cm by 1 cm, so it is not necessary to use a ruler. Keep in mind that the longer sides of the frame include the shorter sides.

Assignment 4:

Design and draw simple geometric shapes with which you would like to decorate the lid. you may choose and use one basic shape only. draw it the same size, as you would have it on the lid.

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Learning Outcomes(LOs)

LO 1


The 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:

1.2 finds out about existing products relevant to a problem, need or opportunity, and identifies and compares their design aspects (e.g. who it is for, what it is for, what it looks like, what it is made of, how well it works, whether it will affect the environment);

1.4 writes or communicates a design brief for the development of a product related to a given problem, need or opportunity that clarifies the technological purposes of the solution;

1.5 suggests and records at least two alternative solutions to the problem, need or opportunity that link clearly to the design brief and to given specifications and constraints (e.g. people, purpose, safety, environmental impact, appearance);

1.6 chooses one of these solutions, giving valid reasons for the choice, and further develops the choice with graphics and/or modelling.

Questions & Answers

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
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
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
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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