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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.

LO 2

Technological Knowlede and Understanding

The learner will be able to understand and apply relevant technological knowledge ethically and responsibly.

We know this when the learner:


  • demonstrates knowledge and understanding of how materials can be processed to change or improve properties (e.g. strength, fire resistance, waterproofing, taste, volume, texture).

LO 3

Technology, Society and the Environment

The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between science, technology, society and the environment.

We know this when the learner:

Indigenous Technology and Culture:

3.1 recognises how products and technologies have been adapted from other times and cultures.

Impact of Technology:

3.2 suggests ways to improve technological products or processes to minimise negative effects on people and/or the health of the environment.


Assignment 1

Weapons: short spear assegai and knobkierie

shields of skin that protected the warrior from head to toe

Clothes: leather sandals or barefoot

a leather headband, leather bangles and beads/feathers around ankles and

a loin girdle, made from the tails of wild animals, strung together on a leather

briefs made out of skin

Source: translated from Shaka Jean Labuschagne ( Japsnoettake, Daan Retief Publishers)

The warrior had to be very mobile; therefore he could not wear heavy clothes. Use own discretion.

Assignment 2

No, the leopards are a threatened species. / Yes, an old jacket. Own discretion

Assignment 3

Natural Man-Made
a jacket made out of fur a plastic bag
a wooden bowl a glass bottle

Assignment 4

Own discretion

Assignment 5

Own discretion – look out for variety of examples and completeness of labels.

Assignment 6A

Nylon Polyester Cotton Silk Wool
a Nylon Polyester Cotton Silk Wool
b easily easily not easily not easily not easily
shrinks away hard coal burns rapidly smells like hair smells like hair/feathers
hardens melts smells like paper melts brittle ash/soft coal
hard coal brittle ash/soft coal burns slowly
c long long short short very short
d depends on example
e less durable less durable durable durable durable
f depends on example
g depends on example, usually … silky resilient
smooth folds rough luxurious feel woolly
shiny coarse “noise” low static electricity
static woolly drapes beautifully static
little shine
slightly fluffy
low static electricity
h hard hard soft in-between soft
i retains heat retains heat cool cool retains heat
j synthetic synthetic natural natural natural

Assignment 6B

(a) any three properties

(b) any three properties

(c) winter





Assignment 6C

Nylon Polyester Cotton Silk Wool
crease resistant does not crease as easily warm iron with care preferably dry-cleaning
colourfast do not bleach more colourfast bleaches in sunlight damaged by perspiration and bleaching well
stretchable little little may stretch a little little resilient
synthetic synthetic natural natural natural

Assignment 7

Own discretion

Cold climate – clothing that retains body heat.

Assignment 8

(a) Label A: natural

Label B: mixture

Label C: synthetic

(b) Label A: 100% cotton

Label B: 50% Polyester 50% Cotton

Label C: 100% Polyester


Label A Labe l B Label C
very warm wash warm wash warm wash
very warm iron warm iron warm iron
permissible if white no bleaching no bleaching


(f) lukewarm



Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
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
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
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