Progression of Learnings of the Technological World

Activities designed within the framework of training sessions
These activities were developed as part of a training day related to the Progression of Learnings of the Technological Lorld – Languages and Mechanical Engineering.
These activities, which are alike for most of the learning and evaluation situations (LES), were designed within the framework of training sessions for the regional training and accompaniment teams for high school.
They generally require adaptation before being used with students. Each activity includes several documents. You will generally find an overview of the LES, a student booklet, the learning activities which relate to them and the teacher or animator’s guide. Each activity includes a brief description that presents the intention associated to its development in the framework of the training session.

All documents are in pdf or as indicated

The Sound of the Bells : Bicycle Bell Analysis Activity
This activity was designed to help the participants to discern the prescribed concepts in the training program, putting the learning progression to good use for teaching technology.
It also illustrates the usefulness of the principles and construction diagrams as a communication tool in science and technology.

Finally, it also allows the participants to develop their expertise to communicate and judge which type of diagram to advocate, depending on the context.

Student booklet – The Sound of the Bells
Example of a construction diagram – The Sound of the Bells
Principle study of the bicycle bell
Videos of the three bells (ZIP file – three bells in action -MOV format)
• Document on different angles of technological analysis


Technological Analysis
This set of activities used to introduce technological analysis and diagrams of principles in the classroom. Activities are built in the form of booklets for each of the first three years of secondary school. These activities can be integrated into various LES featuring technological analysis or diagrams. The complexity of the objects under study is growing as the audience gets older.
The three booklets are the work of Mrs Isabelle Lafrance, pedagogical advisor at Coeur-des-Vallées School Board (IPSTO from 2007 to 2010), Mrs Violette Routhier, pedagogical advisor at Portages-de-l’Outaouais School Board, Mrs Rina Racine, Mrs Jocelyne St-Louis, Mr Stéphane Carpentier, Mr Bruno Pormerleau, teachers at Portages-de-l’Outaouais School Board,in collaboration with the Centre de développement pédagogique.

Technological analysis exercices : 1st year of Cycle One (Grade 7)
Correction : 1st year of Cycle One (Grade 7)
Technological analysis exercices : 2nd year of Cycle One (Grade 8)
Correction : 2nd year of Cycle One (Grade 8)
Technological analysis exercices : 1st year of Cycle Two (Grade 9)
Correction : 1st year of Cycle Two (Grade 9)
Pamphlet on diagrams and technical drawing

The Objets That Surround Us… Decoding Mechanical Engineering
This training activity features a questionnaire with attached images. It explores the basic mechanical functions and mecanisms to better understand the progression of these learnings.
Concepts covered in the questionnaire are related to learning mechanical engineering from Cycle One of Secondary School to the end of the second year of Cycle Two of Secondary School (grade 7 to grade 10).

Student booklet – The Objects That Surrond Us…
Animation Guide – The Objects That Surrond Us…
Video sequences of objets featured in the annex ( ZIP File – MOV Format)
Basic Mechanical Functions: Student Booklet – Reference Document
Basic Mechanical Functions: Teacher’s Guide – Reference Document
Symbols for mecanisms and diagrams – Reference Document


The Animated Penguin File
This activity provides a technological analysis and a guided design activity that allows the learning of the transmission and transformation mechanisms.

The activity is designed for the first year of the second cycle of secondary school (grade 9).

Student Booklet – The Animated Penguin File
Animation Guide – The Animated Penguin File
Videos of the penguin (ZIP File – 2 sequences – MOV format)
Videos: Mecanism Demonstrators (ZIP File – 2 sequences – MOV format)


Types of Projections, Cuts and Sections
Here are a few reference documents to distinguish projections used in technical drawing. It presents the main features of each.

Types of Projections – Organization chart
Types of Projections – A summary of characteristics
Cuts and Sections – A summary of characteristics
• Technical Drawing Exercices – A few examples


Going from 2D to 3D
This activity provides an example of a design process based on the interpretation of diagrams of principles. It is a variant of the design activity of a planetary available in the Cycle One of Secondary School.

Student Booklet – Going from 2D to 3D