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Unit 2: Performance characteristics of polymers

7552 Product Design *Coming soon*

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

This unit consists of six topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

  • Topic 1: Performance characteristics of polymers
  • Topic 2: Applications of polymers
  • Topic 3: Stock forms and types of polymer
  • Topic 4: Elastomers
  • Topic 5: Biodegradable polymers
  • Topic 6: Polymer finishes and additives
  • End of unit assessment

There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit. 

Summary

The many varied and contrasting types of polymers are explained and classified in this in-depth unit. The standard range of commonly used plastic are included along with the lesser known elastomers and biodegradable polymers that are more frequently being used, both in schools and in industry. A plethora of stock forms, characteristics and properties are discussed in a format that makes it easy for students to both recall and apply the performance of polymers in use.

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Teachers' Toolkit

The A Level units have been written to satisfy the specification for the AQA 7552 Product Design qualification. Each unit contains:

  • PowerPoint slides for each topic
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    This unit consists of six topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

    • Topic 1: Performance characteristics of polymers
    • Topic 2: Applications of polymers
    • Topic 3: Stock forms and types of polymer
    • Topic 4: Elastomers
    • Topic 5: Biodegradable polymers
    • Topic 6: Polymer finishes and additives
    • End of unit assessment

    There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit. 

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