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The Nature of Technology

Levels 1 to 4

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
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Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 1

  • Share ideas about the ways in which familiar technologies affect their lives eg. the use and disposal of plastics

Level 2

  • Identify different views about a specific technological development within the local community eg. roading, waste disposal

Level 3

  • Identify and consider different views and feelings of people in relation to some specific technological developments or effects eg. noise pollution

  • Describe and identify the positive and negative effects of some instances of technologies on people’s lives and the environment eg. the effects of fast ferries on shorelines.

Level 4

  • Identify and compare the range of factors and attitudes that promote or constrain a current technological development in the wider community eg. speed cameras.

  • Explore and discuss the impacts over time on the local and wider environments and society of some specific technology eg. effluent disposal on farms.

  • Social Sciences: Different resources that people use eg. Home vegetable gardens, the use of materials in the local environment to build shelters

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