LEVEL: Year 8
LENGTH: 1 Semester
Recommended background: Nil
This course consists of one term of Food Technology and one term of Fibre Technology.
In Food & Fibre students complete a 10 week unit of food technology where they will have the opportunity to experience a variety of food production skills. Students will develop their skills and understanding of the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 5 food groups, nutrients, safe and hygienic work practices and effective use of time and resources.
Food practicals may include:
- Build your own Hamburger
- Crunchy Muesli Cookies
- Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables
- Fluffy Omelette with Banana Smoothie
- Apple Tea Cake
They will also complete a 10 week unit of fibre technology where they will continue to develop skills in the safe and correct operation of a sewing machine and associated equipment. Students will develop their design skills and their machining skills through the construction of a variety of items:
Projects may include:
- Small zippered pencil case
- Boxer shorts
Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Achievement Standards as outlined in the framework of the Australian Curriculum. Grades A to E will be used for reporting purposes.
Please note that students will be required to provide their own fabric for the boxer shorts task.