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Unit 5: Composite, smart and modern materials

7552 Product Design

 
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Inside the Unit...

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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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

What people say...

The resources save time and cover all of the new content of the GCSE, an area very daunting to teachers due to the spec change. It gives you a boost of confidence that you are moving in the right direction for the students.

Leah Skellam. Head of Design Technology, Epsom College in Malaysia

The worksheets are challenging and are fantastic for stretching able students. 

Marie Shaw. Teacher of A-Level Computer Science, Queen Mary's College

Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 6.7mb

    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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