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Grade 5

Graphic communication

Module 8



There are five principles with which a good design must comply, namely:

  • It must have a function (purpose).
  • It must have an attractive and interesting appearance.
  • It must be made of the most suitable material.
  • It must be sturdily constructed (put together).
  • It must have a positive influence on people and their environment.


Assignment 1:

[lo 1.5]

Your board game must comply with certain requirements, namely:

  • The board itself may not be any bigger than 30 cm by 30 cm.
  • The board must be made of sturdy or thick cardboard.
  • You must draw the plan of your game exactly, using as many measuring-tools as possible (ruler, protractor, and set of compasses). It must be drawn on a clean, white page of ± 25 cm by 25 cm.
  • The back of the board must be covered with colourful wrapping-paper and the name of the game must be applied creatively. Then the plan must be pasted onto the front.
  • One should be able to fold the board open at the start of the game, and close it again when one has to put it away.
  • Any other accessories such as dice, buttons, etc., can be used, but all of it must be able to fit into an empty toothpaste box.
  • At least one repeating geometric figure or two different geometric figures must be recognisable on the board.

Assignment 2:

[lo 1.5]

Now make some freehand sketches of various ideas for your board game. Add labels. Sketch in pencil and do not erase. Keep the sketches simple and as practical as possible. Circle the ideas that you like.

Assignment 3:

[lo 1.6]

Make a complete and precise sketch of the shape of the board game in the following square. Sketch with pencil first and afterwards you can draw the lines in pencil. Using labels and inscriptions indicate how you intend to colour in / decorate the board game.

Final idea in the square in the centre

Assignment 4:

[lo 1.6]

Create an original name for your board game. Write down all the possible names. Circle the name of your choice. Give a good reason for having chosen that name.

Assignment 5:

[lo 1.7]

Compile a pamphlet on which you explain the rules of the game under the following headings.

a. Equipment:

b. The purpose of the game:

c. Preparation:

d. How the game is played:

e. Number of players:

f. How the winner is determined:

Assignment 6:

[lo 1.10]

Does your design comply with the five basic principles for a good design? Motivate with reasons.

a. What is the purpose of your design?

b. Does your design have an attractive and interesting appearance ?

c. Will your design be made of the most suitable material ?

d. Will your design be put together in the most suitable way?

e. Does your design have a positive influence on people and the environment?


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:

  • planning investigations;
  • conducting investigations;
  • processing and interpreting data;
  • evaluating and communicating findings;
  • writes or communicates, with assistance, a short and clear statement (design brief) related to a given problem, need or opportunity that demonstrates some understanding of the technological purposes of the solution;

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

1.6 chooses one of these solutions, giving reasons for the choice, and develops the idea further;

1.7 outlines a plan that shows the steps for making, including drawing or sketches of main parts;

1.8 uses suitable tools and materials to make products by measuring, marking out, cutting or separating, shaping or forming, joining or combining, and finishing the chosen material;

1.9 works neatly and safely, ensuring minimum waste of material;

1.10 evaluates, with assistance, the product according to the design brief and given specifications and constraints (e.g. people, purpose, environment), and suggests improvements and modifications if necessary;

1.11 evaluates the plan of action followed and suggests improvements and modifications if necessary;

1.12 produces labelled two-dimensional drawings enhanced with colour where appropriate.


Application of knowledge


Assignment 1

Something similar to an own/self-designed board game that will keep the children occupied during the winter holidays.

Assignment 2

Any answer that makes sense:

  • Board game
  • Our family/children
  • Home
  • Can stay occupied in a meaningful way
  • Winter holidays

Assignment 3

Answers are determined by the relevant game that was researched.

Assignment 4

Answers are determined by respective games.


Assignment 1

Learners should only take note of the specifications.

Assignment 2

The learners’ sketches will vary – note the detail and the degree of difficulty.

Assignment 3

Chosen design for board game within the square of 5 cm by 5 cm will vary from learner to learner – look out for detail, interesting features, degree of difficulty and originality.

Assignment 4

Answers will vary – look out for originality.

Assignment 5

Answers will vary – look out for completeness, originality, creativity, conciseness, clear explanations.

Assignment 6

Learners should answer Yes with a reason, e.g.

6. a) Yes, to keep us children meaningfully occupied during the holidays, etc.

Questions & Answers

how can chip be made from sand
Eke Reply
is this allso about nanoscale material
are nano particles real
Missy Reply
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
where is the latest information on a no technology how can I find it
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
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..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
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.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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
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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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