This unit consists of five topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.
Topic 1: Characteristics of polymers and additives Download sample topic above
Topic 2: Applications of polymers
Topic 3: Stock forms and types of polymer
Topic 4: Elastomers
Topic 5: Biodegradable polymers
End of unit assessment
There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.
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.
What's included in the 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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