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.
Teaching robotics with Bronwyn Moreton (part 1) - Technologies,STEM (7,8,9). How did Bronwyn from Asquith Girls High get interested in robots and robotics? Bronwyn introduces the school robotics club, tells us about Robocup and embedding robotics in the Australian Curriculum maths, science, and technologies learning areas.
Winning the race to feed a growing population - Geography,Technologies (7,8,9,10). The race is on to produce higher crop-yielding plants that will feed an ever-growing world population. See how scientists at the Plant Accelerator facility are investigating ways of increasing crop production. Some are focusing on conventional plant-breeding techniques while others are using GM (genetic modification) technology.
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A passion for robots - Technologies,STEM (7,8,9,10). Want to make robots but don't know how to start? Meet the Metal Minds Robotics team. These teenagers from Northern Tasmania got into robotics through playing with Lego Mindstorms. Now they've created STEVE the robot and they're competing in national tech challenges.
Biomimicry robots - Technologies,STEM (7,8,9,10). When you think of a robot, what do you imagine? 'Biomimicry' aims to create robots that are more like forms we find in nature - flexible and pliant, which bend rather than break when confronted with an immovable object. What are the benefits of a robot like this?
Could cyborgs really exist? - Science,Technologies,STEM (7,8,9,10). A cyborg is a human or animal body incorporating robotic or computer technology. Could cyborgs ever exist outside film or television? Watch this clip to discover how cyborgs, or cybernetic organisms, are already being used to treat medical conditions like colour blindness. What future applications might there be for cybernetics technologies?