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Unit 6-4: Polymers

1DT0 Material categories

 
6-4

Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Topic 1 Sources, origins and sustainability
  • Topic 2 Physical and working properties
  • Topic 3 Selection of materials and stock forms
  • Topic 4 Planning and production methods
  • Download sample lesson above
  • Topic 5 Material processing and finishing
  • Assessment Test

There are 6 worksheets, 6 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This unit is subdivided into five topics plus an end-of-unit assessment spread across roughly six lessons. It is a theoretical unit covering the latest Edexcel Design and Technology specification 1DT0.

In this unit, the sources, origins and properties of polymers are covered in the first lesson, along with the processes of fractional distillation and cracking. Lesson two concentrates on the physical and working properties of polymers and material selection and stock forms are explored in lesson three. Lessons four and five concentrate on commercial cutting, forming and processing techniques in manufacture and school-based processes. Finishing techniques, quality control and joining polymer adhesives are also covered as well as reinforcing students’ understanding of the properties of the different types of polymers available.

In the final lesson students sit an assessment test comprising questions similar to those found on the GCSE exam paper.

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  • Detailed lesson plans
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  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 6.7mb

    Areas Covered

    • Topic 1 Sources, origins and sustainability
    • Topic 2 Physical and working properties
    • Topic 3 Selection of materials and stock forms
    • Topic 4 Planning and production methods
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Topic 5 Material processing and finishing
    • Assessment Test

    There are 6 worksheets, 6 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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