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Unit 5: Composite, smart and modern materials

7552 Product Design

 
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Areas Covered

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

Topic 1: Performance characteristics of composites
Topic 2: Performance characteristics of smart materials
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Topic 3: Performance characteristics of modern materials
End of unit assessment

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

Summary

A fascinating unit explaining a broad selection of composite materials and the applications they are specifically designed for. The unit moves on to discover the interesting world of smart and modern materials, incorporating all material areas. The chance for practical engagement and experimentation is encouraged throughout the unit.

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

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End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
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    Areas Covered

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

    Topic 1: Performance characteristics of composites
    Topic 2: Performance characteristics of smart materials
    Download sample lesson above
    Topic 3: Performance characteristics of modern materials
    End of unit assessment

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

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