Visit 1st year Technologies 2010-11 to see what we did last year!

What is this subject about?

First take a look at the main parts of the subject (it is a great presentation done by Javier Rellán, thanks!):

In this map, you will learn how all the contents in the subject are related. Follow the arrows to get at least 5 sentences about the process of technology!

Take into account how your work will be evaluated in this subject and what materials you need: Evaluation and materials


Here you have several exercises about the views of some objects.

Views 1 | Views 2 | Views 3 | Views 4 | Views 5

Homework: the exercises in the 4 previous files are mandatory and they must be finished before 9/10/2011. You can print the file and do the exercise in that page or draw the solutions directly in your notebook.

In this presentation you will learn to get and draw all the pieces forming an object:


Homework: create an email account and send an email to your teacher ( with your full name and class before 9/10/2011. If you need help you can follow the instructions in the following practices (choose the one you prefer):

Email in Yahoo | Email in Hotmail | Email in Gmail

COMPUTERS/Word processors

Here you have the first 3 practices that we are doing in computers:
P 1.1 - Word processor - Fonts and titles | P1.2 - Word processor - Tables, lists and pictures | P1.3 - Word processor - Tools in the workshop
After doing the 3 practices, we will review the vocabulary with a crossword puzzle:Crossword Puzzle - Vocabulary related to Word processors


Before you start your project, you need to know:

Some documents you will need for your project:

1st project: desk orginizer / photo frame

You need to choose between one of these objects.

Homework: finish the following steps at home if you have not done it yet:
  • Step 1 - Identify the object you are going to make: choose between a desk organizer and a photo frame.
  • Step 2 - Research: find out what measurements your object will have and at least three different examples of desk organizers/photo frames.
  • Step 3 - Design: draw a sketch and the three main views of the object you want to make.
  • Step 4 - Planning: complete the process sheet wiith all the parts your object will have.

COMPUTERS / Hardware

In this presentation you will find the basic vocabulary about the hardware in a computer (thank you Alison!):

And this is the word search you must do as homework (thank you again, Alison!!): Computer Word Search


1. Watch the video about the Tacoma Bridge and do the activities that follow:

Activities about the Tacoma Bridge video
If you don't understand anything in the video, you can read the complete transcription in this document (thank you, Cassandra): Tacoma bridge - Transcription of the video.doc

2. In order to research about the best characteristics in a structure, you will have to do the following project at home, and bring your cubes to the school, so we can do an experiment:
Cubes project

3. Watch this presentation about the types of structures and do the final activity as homework (decide what type of structure is in each of the picture in the presentation):

4. And if you want to get some fun with structures, you can try to demolish some of them with this game. Let's see who is able to reach the final level!


In this new unit we will study the most important mechanisms one by one. Let's start with the first one:

1) The Pulley

Watch the video and do the activities of the worksheet Simple machines - The pulley - Activities

2) The lever

Now watch the video and do the activities in this new WORKSHEET: Simple machines - The lever - Activities

You will need this new video for questions in section D in the worksheet:

3) The simple machines

The simple machines includes the pulley and the lever. In this presentation you have a complete description of the most important simple machines (thanks to Elisa Moreno, IES Ramiro de Maeztu, for the presentation in which it is based this one):

4) Most important types of mechanisms

  • In this presentation (adapted from one made by Elisa Moreno in IES Ramiro de Maeztu), you can study the most important types of mechanisms. Be sure to click in the links that you can find in the presentation, so you can watch some videos of the mechanisms. Write down the most important information in this worksheet: Notes for mechanisms


We start this very important unit with the BASICS OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS:

And now listen and correct it! Thank you, Cassandra!!