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Technology

Grade 4

My own pop-up card

Module 15

Sam’s pop-up card

Activity 1

To apply the technological process completely [lo 1.1]

In this learning unit you are going to research pop-up cards (1.1), design (1.2), make (1.3) and evaluate (1.4) them.

  • Research

A What is The Need?

First you have to determine the need, submit a design proposal and analyse the problem further, and then compile the final specifications.

B Make a proposal that you will design

I’m going to design a ……………………………………….. (type of card) for

…………………………………………………………..(user) to use in or at the

………………………………………… (place) for ……………………………….

……………………………………………………………………………..(use of).

C Analyse the problem further

The following W-questions will help a lot. Ask your own questions as well.

D Compile a list of specifications

Consider the following:

  • How big must the card be?
  • What materials am I going to use?
  • Which will be the cheapest ?
  • How will I manage to make it within the allocated time?
  • What will it look like?
  • Will I make something creative/unique ?
  • Durability : Will the card be strong enough?
  • I must be able to make it myself .
  • What shape will it be?
  • What finishing touches will I use?
  • Will my card comply with the purpose that it was designed for?
  • Will I be able to market or sell my card?

Now you can begin to design the card!

  • Design

A Discuss your ideas again.

  • Think on paper. More possibilities will give you a better chance of finding a good solution.
  • It is unlikely that your very first idea will be the best. Try to draw at least THREE possible solutions (ideas).

B Decide on your best idea!

Hints

  • Communicate your ideas. Ensure that it complies with your design proposal.
  • Make free-hand sketches with annotations. Change constantly.

Ask critical questions while you draw:

  • Can it be simpler ?
  • Which moving parts will there be?
  • How will I connect the different parts?
  • Am I using the best materials ?
  • Is it affordable ?
  • What does it look like?
  • Can I make it myself ? (In time?)

Make neat final drawings and decorate them in colour. You may use drawing tools.

  • Make

How to make a pop-up mechanism

  • Fold a white, blank A4 paper in half.
  • Make two parallel cuts in the paper.
  • Open the paper with the cut out strip forming/making a 90º angle to the inside.
  • Paste a face or any other picture on the front of the strip.

Ahow to plan

  • When you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

TIME is very important - therefore we must plan properly.

So many things need to be done at the same time, therefore you will have to organise your work in such a way that you won't waste any time and energy. We will set up a scheme so that you will utilise your time effectively. It makes your work easier. Good planning saves time and ensures a better product.

Actions Materials Tools

(i)which actions must i complete?

Tick off as soon as it is completed.

make certain parts glue
finishing touches round off
paint test
  1. Which materials will I use?

Evaluate and compare the different materials that you will use with regard to:

  • availability;
  • costs;
  • manageable or not?
  • durability;
  • colours.

(iii) Which tools will I use?

B Work safely!

Safety knife

Be very careful when you cut paper or cardboard. Use a safety ruler with the safety knife.

1.4 Evaluate your products and work

Be honest about your mistakes. Learn through it.

A First discuss the questionnaire with your partner:

Did I do good research and planning ?

……………………………………………………………………..

  • Can I handle and solve the problems that arose during the manufacturing process , easily?

…………………………………………………………………….

  • Does my card comply with its specifications ?

…………………………………………………………………….

  • What are the strong and weak points of my card?

…………………………………………………………………….

  • Will I do the same next time if I have to repeat the project?

…………………………………………………………………….

  • How can I improve my design?

…………………………………………………………………….

  • Am I satisfied with my pop-up card? Why?

……………………………………………………………………

  • What do other people think of my card?

……………………………………………………………………

  • Did I enjoy making the card?

……………………………………………………………………

  • What problems will a less privileged person possibly encounter when making the card?

……………………………………………………………………

  • What are the disadvantages of the cards?

……………………………………………………………………

Assessment

Learning outcome 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.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

1.1 finds out, with assistance, about the background context (e.g. people, environment) when given a problem, need or opportunity.

Questions & Answers

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
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
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.
Bharti
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
Daniel
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
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
How can I make nanorobot?
Lily
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
NANO
how can I make nanorobot?
Lily
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
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.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
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.
Tarell
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Technology grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11099/1.1
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