Technology Grade 8 Mini Pat Term 3 Questions and answers pdf

A mine needs a lifting system – Technology Grade 8 Mini Pat Term 3 Questions and answers pdf. This mini-PAT will run over four weeks. For this mini-PAT, you should form teams. Each team will pretend to be a mechanical engineering company. Each company will submit a tender for the design and construction of a “mine-lifting system”, commonly called “mine shaft headgear”.

The lifting system is used to take miners underground and back up again. It is also used to lift the mined ore to the surface. After you have designed your lifting system, you will have to make a model of it. The model will have a mine winch, shaft headgear and a lift cage.

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Week by week Guide

Week 1

  • Investigate: Mineshaft headgear and head frames…
  • Investigate: Mine winches.
  • Design: Design brief, specifications and constraints for a mine shaft headgear

Week 2

  • Evaluate: Choose and combine the best ideas
  • Make: Sketch your team’s final design
  • Make: Draw your head frame design
  • Make: Draw your head frame design to scale
  • Make: Draw your head frame design as a 3D isometric projection

Week 3

  • Make: List of materials and budget
  • Make: A model head frame

Week 4

  • Make: Complete your model
  • Communicate: Present your tender
  • Evaluate different tenders

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