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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – POLYMERS

Polymers – Core Module 1

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

OHS and Risk Management

(refer to Outcomes 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.4.2 on page 12)

the safe use and handling of hand, power and machine tools

the use of personal protective equipment in the workshop

elementary first aid procedures

safely use tools, materials and equipment

use personal protective equipment when working with materials, tools and machines

Materials

(refer to Outcomes 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

the properties and applications of a range of polymers

use a range of polymers in the production of practical projects

list the basic properties of a range of polymers (both thermoplastics and thermosets)

list some common applications of polymers in domestic and industrial settings

Equipment, Tools and Machines

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

a range of hand tools used for:

marking out and measuring

cutting, shaping and joining

finishing

portable power tools and machines used for:

drilling

cutting

polishing

use hand tools in the production of practical projects

use portable power tools and machines in the production of practical projects

Techniques

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

measurement and sizing

a range of processes and techniques for preparing, cutting, joining and finishing polymers

apply correct measuring standards and methods

mark out materials from a project drawing

shape polymers by cutting, filing, drilling and bending (heat and jigs)

join polymers by adhesives or fasteners

finish polymer projects with abrasives, polishing, flame polishing or buffing

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

industrial processes and production techniques

a range of careers in polymer/plastics industries

relate elementary industrial production techniques to work in the classroom

list career paths in the polymer/plastics industry

Design

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.1, 5.5.1, 5.6.1 on pages 12–13)

functional and aesthetic aspects of design

design principles and processes

material lists

project costing

identify the functional and aesthetic aspects of design in polymers, including material selection, edge treatments and service requirements

apply principles of design in the modification of projects

evaluate work practices and practical projects in terms of quality

read and interpret material lists

estimate quantities of materials to be used in practical projects

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