Cabra Community College

Fifth Year Technology

Hi All. Log on to the web links below for some excellent resources.

Have a go at our Techno Kahoot

Week 2 Technology work 30th March to 3rd April 2020

Read Chapter 6 which starts on page 48 and answer questions 1 to 8 on page 71 and 72.

laughing It is helpful if you read the questions and practice scanning the pages for your answers. laughing

Take a photo of your answers and email them back to me on or before the 3rd of April.


Energy quiz

Hi All
Hope you are keeping well.
Will you please log on to and complete the energy quiz
When you log on to the site choose the option for student log in.
You will be asked to enter a room number.
Enter the following room number : BERNARDA15 all capitals.
Take care and the best of luck.
3rd April 2020
Assignment 1
Hi All .
Will you please click on the link to climate hero below and find out what your carbon footprint is.
Send me your result and we can see who is doing their best to save the planet. Enjoy

Cabra Community College Technology Design Competition April 2020

Design Brief: Design a device/gadget/garment that will help to protect people from spreading infectious diseases. It could be a new type of clothing/mask or an addition to existing clothing. You may also consider designing a bracket for opening doors or anywhere else where peoples hands come into contact with everyday items that are in public areas.

e.g. Traffic Light buttons – Handrails – Petrol Pumps – Doorbells

Instructions: Primary Research (collecting information directly from people) should be carried out to identify the problem. Sketch out your idea/solution and use annotation (annotation is an added note that explains something in text about your device) When you are sketching out your idea use a pencil and consider using colour to enhance the sketch. Use one sheet of paper and do 3 or 4 sketches until you are happy with your design. Keep all your rough drawings as they are the core of your design.

If you log onto which is a free download you could do a basic 3D drawing.

When you have identified the problem and done some basic sketches it may be possible to make a prototype. (a first version of a device from which other forms are developed)

Ideas: It is also possible to submit your idea in writing. Make sure to explain (1) exactly what your device will do (2) The size of your device/solution include approximate measurements.

(3) The material which will be used to make your device. (4)Who will use the device.

All entries for the Technology Design Competition should be photographed and emailed to :

Click on the My Design Guide link below and this guide will assist you in the Design Process

My Design Guide

Note : On the decision of the judging panel Prizes will be awarded at Junior and Leaving certificate level.

Week 3 Technology work 20th April to 24th April

Read pages 106 and 107 and list the advantages and disadvantages of using mechanisms.

Screen shot or photo your answers to my email.

Week 4 Technology work Mon 27th April to Fri 1st May

Read page 107 in your Technology Book - Mass and Weight and explain the difference between them.

Screen shot or photo your answers to my email.

News Flash: Entries for The Technology Design Competition
will close on the 1st May 2020.
So get your entries in now and remember "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"
The best of luck.
The Technology Design Competition Results
First of all I would like to thank all the students in Cabra CC for their entries in the Technology Design Competition.
There was some fantastic ideas and it took the judges a long time to come to a decision on picking an overall winner.
After a lot of deliberation and debate about the entries the judges finally made a decision and here are the results.
The overall winner of this years Technology Design Competition was
Conor Corbet. Who designed a reusable glove. The glove could be adapted to all size hands
and could be used anywhere.
The following students received Certificates of Commendation for their entries.
Craig McKenna who designed a device that could be fitted on the wrist.
If someone close to the person who is wearing the wrist band
coughs or sneezes a sensor picks up the sound
and the wristband dispenses a jet of disinfectant mist.
Evan Whelan Sweetman Who came up with the idea of adding a sensor to a door handle that
will recognize the users hand shape and allow only that person access.
Joe Wray who came up with the idea of a Fan that is activated by a sensor.
So well done to all the students who took part.

Technology Work for Tuesday 5th May to Friday 8th May 2020

Will you please research Linkages and write out the definition

of a linkage on page 113 and answer the first 5 questions in

the revision checklist on page 130.

You can send me a photograph at

Technology Work for Tuesday 11th May to Friday 15th May 2020

Please read page 241 in your Technology book Sensors

and list 5 examples of where Sensors are used.

You can send me a photograph at

LC1 Summer Technology Test - 18th May to 25th May 2020

Hi All.

Please click on the link below to view your Summer Technology Test

in a pdf format. Link to LC1 Summer Test May2020.pdf

Instructions: Take a photograph of all your answers and email to me at

Take Care


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