October 9th 2015
We talked a lot recently about what it takes to create a technological object. We learned what the steps of the technological process are.

NEED --> IDEA --> DEVELOPMENT OF THE IDEA --> CONSTRUCTION --> VERIFICATION

NEED
IDEA
DEVELOPMENT OF THE IDEA
CONSTRUCTION
VERIFICATION
  • Problem: my desk is untidy, it is full of pens
  • Conditions: my desk is small
  • Study of previous solutions (Google, magazines, ...)
  • Sketch of your proposal
  • Agree on a solution
  • Materials
  • Tools
  • Labour
  • Estimate
  • Build the object
  • Does this object solve my problem?
  • Does it meet all the conditions?
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Lucia's sketch:
ESO1_2015_Lucia_sketch.jpg

Best of all, some students carried out the technologial process from start to finish. Here you have their solutions!

Rubén
Natalia
Natalia (II)
Victor
ESO1_2015_Ruben_pencilholder.jpg
ESO1_2015_NataliaII_pencilholder.jpg
ESO1_2015_NataliaI_pencilholder.jpg
ESO1_2015_Victor_pencilholder.jpg

One of them does not solve our problem, can you guess which one?



February 1st, 2016
Laura hammered and shaped some coffee capsules into a beautiful brooch and a colourful tissue box:

LAURA_1E_2016_JEWELLERY.jpg
LAURA_1E_2016_JEWELLERY.jpg

LAURA_1E_2016_BOX.jpg
LAURA_1E_2016_BOX.jpg


Did you know that Nespresso capsules are made from aluminium?

Aluminium capsules are recyclable, so if you are not such a good artist as Laura, put aluminium capsules into a recycling bin (the yellow bin)!!!





February 26th 2016
Adrián made an electric circuit last year. It will help us illustrate how a toggle switch works:

SWITCH OPEN
SWITCH CLOSED
Adrian_1ºE_OFF.jpg
Adrian_1ºE_OFF.jpg

Adrian_1ºE_ON.jpg
Adrian_1ºE_ON.jpg

    • QUESTIONS
    1. Could you name the components of the circuit?
    2. Could you explain why the lamp is off when the switch is open?
    3. Could you draw the above circuit using the standardized symbols?




May 28th 2016
Juan put together an Arduino electric circuit to turn on a LED with a normally open push button.
A Normally Open push button allows electricity to flow when held in. When the button is release, the circuit is broken.

You will see the LED turn on if you press the push button.
In the picture, the LED is off because noboby is pressing the push button.
ESO1_NCpushbutton.jpg