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Title Take On Technology: Headgear - Ep 3 Of 12
Published Australia : ABC, 2002
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Summary We all like to play on playground equipment, but what makes them fun and safe? And how do those moving parts on seesaws, swings and flying foxes work? While Dodly goes off to design his dream playground, we visit others and take a close look at the materials used and how some parts work together as a system to provide movement. The program also examines some design features of playgrounds for special users such as children who are visually impaired or very young. As a group of excited and motivated children look forward to trying out their new school playground, we see their own designs and watch them make models of playground equipment.This 12-part series adopts an investigative approach that helps children to recognise and understand the use of technology around them. Each 15 minute program explores one topic examining how different designs have been created to meet the demands of different users in varied situations. A narrator encourages young viewers to think about the things people have considered when designing technology to meet particular needs.Two monster puppets, Dodly and Flyn, also tackle problems relating to topics, and often come up with some highly imaginative, and sometimes impractical, solutions. These segments reinforce the need to plan a design before making a product.The programs also include children talking about their own designs and ideas and the decisions they have made during the process
Event Broadcast 2013-10-28 at 10:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Caps (Headgear)
Helmets -- Design and construction.
Form Streaming video
Author Margetson, Richard, cast