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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – POLYMERS

Polymers – Core Module 2

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

design principles and processes

factors that affect the design of polymer products including:

material selection

shaping and forming processes

joining methods

finishing

hardware

material lists

project costing

apply principles of design in the modification of projects to enhance function and/or aesthetics

evaluate work practices and relate these to the quality of practical projects

identify and consider design factors in the modification of projects

follow a planned construction sequence

follow material lists to prepare materials

calculate quantities and costs of materials to be used in the completion of projects

use spreadsheets to assist in the calculation of project costs

Workplace Communication Skills

(refer to Outcomes 5.4.1, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

working drawings

industry terminology

report writing (including the preparation of documentation to support the development and production of practical projects)

interpret and produce pictorial, orthogonal and development drawings related to the design, planning and production of practical polymer projects

identify and recall specialist terms and use them in context

write reports to document the development of practical projects, identifying materials, processes and equipment used

Societal and Environmental Impact

(refer to Outcomes 5.7.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the effects of polymer/plastics industries on society and the environment

explain the effects of a range of polymer production and product manufacturing processes on the environment

discuss the issues of pollution and recycling in relation to polymer-based industries

Additional Content

a range of techniques and skills to enhance the appearance and/or function of practical projects

applications for polymer products

select and use detailing techniques in addition to, or further to, any of the detailing methods chosen in Polymers 1

identify a range of industrially produced polymer products (eg boats, play equipment, domestic products etc) and list some factors which affect their design

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