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Technology for Years 7 & 8 - A Student's Workbook


2016 is the latest edition - ISBN: 978-0-9579630-0-9

A Workbook for the NSW Stage 4 Technology (mandatory) Syllabus


Why reinvent the wheel? All of the Design-related, Technology-related and worksheet/assignment content is provided in one inexpensive workbook for 2 years!


Many NSW schools purchase this book for all stage 4 students so that they can conveniently cover all of the Design-related & Technology related syllabus requirements with minimum effort by the teacher.


This book allows for the for co-ordination of all stage 4 Technology classes for the essential Design-related syllabus components so that common tests and grading can be done for all year 7 & 8 classes.


The Technology for Years 7 & 8 Workbook is available in digital form (subject to a signed copyright contract for a period of 2 years) for schools that require more than 49 site licences and wish to add the digital copy to the school network. Please note that a digital copy cannot be provided with physical workbooks - schools must select one or the other.

Contents of Technology for Years 7 & 8 - A Student's Workbook:


Section I - Essential Design-related Content:

Introduction to design; Factors influencing design - S.A.F.E. Design; Design processes - D.E.S.I.G.N.E.D.
Simple and complex design processes;


Worksheet 1 - Introduction to Design; Creativity - How to achieve good ideas; Managing and making quality projects; Research; Evaluating; Worksheet 2 - Information and communication; The work of designers; Designers - their contribution to the quality of life; Worksheet 3 - Responsible and ethical design; Innovation & emerging technologies; Impact on society and the environment; Impact of technology on the environment; Worksheet 4 - Work Health and Safety - hazard identification, risk assessment, controlling risks in the workplace; Design-related Classroom Revision Questions 



Section II - Essential Technology-related Content:

Animal Production Technologies; Control Technologies; Electronics Technologies; Food Technologies; Graphics Technologies; Information Technologies; Media Technologies; Metals Technologies; Plant; Production Technologies; Polymer Technologies; Textile Technologies; Timber Technologies; Glossary of Terms




Section III - Areas of Study

Area of Study black line master report format; Index

Details about this comprehensive Workbook:


This Workbook for the Technology (mandatory) syllabus aims to provide a logical approach for the presentation of the essential related theory content required by the Board of Studies for this course.

For a low cost per student the Workbook provides the following features:


All of the essential Design-related and Technology-related areas are presented in succinct, student-friendly language with little else for the teacher to do other than present the content and develop interesting practical projects & design briefs.


Over 43,000 words, 640 illustrations, original user-friendly content and presentation makes this book a valuable addition for teachers wishing to present the course efficiently, with a minimum of effort and in the spirit of the syllabus.


Design-related and technology-related areas are provided with relevant worksheets, assignments, review questions, safety tests with listed outcomes and Levels of Achievement to facilitate marking including the support of outcomes-based reporting.


The Workbook allows for the logical presentation sequence of design: development of skills and knowledge in materials, tools, techniques and safety before designing and making design projects which require these skills.


Purchase of the workbook by students in their book packs saves teachers time and the TAS faculty the expense of developing and copying handouts. It will also help co-ordinate presentation of the course by the faculty.


Allows for the co-ordination of all stage 4 Technology classes for the essential Design-related component of the syllabus so that common tests and grading can be done with all stage 4 Technology classes.


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