The Australian Curriculum: Technologies is available for use: awaiting final endorsement. The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority has developed advice, guidelines and resources incorporating the Australian Curriculum. The Australian Curriculum: Technologies describes two distinct but related subjects: Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies.
Safety gate outwits unhinged cattle - Technologies,STEM (5,6,7,8). Like many livestock farmers, Edward Evans has been seriously injured by charging cattle. Watch him demonstrate his 'swing gate' invention, designed to protect farmers against injury when large animals charge a gate. Note how the gate works when he presents it in 2011 on an ABC TV competition for Australian inventors - a competition he won.
REV up electric cars - Technologies,STEM (5,6,7,8). Imagine driving from Perth to Melbourne in an electric car! But what if there are no charging stations available or the batteries run down while you're driving? The REV project (2013) explored plug-in electric cars and how viable they are for future transport. Find out some of their pros and cons.
A one page resource supporting implementation of the Australian Curriculum Technologies with summaries of the learning area rationale and aims, key ideas, subjects, content descriptions, strands and sub-strands.
Kids who code will rule the world - Technologies,STEM (5,6). We all use computers, but how many people know how to write the code that makes computer programs work? The skill of computer programming is becoming increasingly important in our world. Find out how easy it is to learn to code.
We're driving on sunshine (woah oh!) - Technologies,STEM (5,6). In the World Solar Challenge, participants from all around the world drive solar-powered cars from Darwin to Adelaide. Find out how these cars work, and why we don't see them driving down our streets.
Computer code - Technologies,STEM This video can be used as an introduction to a lesson that investigates the characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, tools, components and equipment and evaluate their use