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Technology: Biotechnology Year 10
Subject: Technology - Biotechnology
Level: Year 10
Entry Requirement: Open Entry
Course Outline: This course is a step up from Year 9 Technology. Biotechnology can be used to add value to food products, horticulture and forestry, to address environmental issues and to improve human health. The course may use a range of materials or concepts to respond to a technological problem. Students will apply their knowledge of the technology process to investigate an issue and develop an outcome which meets the requirements of an identified stakeholder or client. The research into their issue may include working in consultation with other learning areas of the school.
Practical skills, product trials and the manufacture of the final concept form a major component of this course. Students will also be required to present a portfolio documenting their process and providing evidence of their learning. Both practical product and portfolio contribute to assessment, neither stands alone. Refer to http://www.biotechlearn.org.nz for examples of projects.
Days out of school: One
Where does it lead? Pre-requisite for Level 1 Technology