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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – CERAMICS

Ceramics – Specialised Module 4

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)

risk management principles included in the OHS Act and Regulation

risk identification and hazard reduction strategies

conduct a risk assessment

identify and respond to OHS issues to help ensure a safe working environment

Materials

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

the properties and applications of materials used in the production of ceramics projects

glazes and associated decoration mediums including preparation of simple glazes

select and use clays, recognising their special characteristics which make them suitable for the projects being undertaken

resource a clay from the local environment and prepare it for use

select and use suitable glazes and associated decoration mediums for projects

make simple glazes and identify the functions of the different ingredients

Equipment, Tools and Machines

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

a range of tools, machines and equipment in the Ceramics focus area

the differences between conventional gas and electric kilns and fuel-fired downdraft kilns

identify, select and use a range of hand tools, machines and equipment that are used for both hand-building and wheelwork

fire ceramics projects using alternative kilns such as:

sawdust kiln

pit-fired kiln

Techniques

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

a range of processes and techniques including:

throwing multi-piece forms which could include lids and spouts

techniques to overcome the problems associated with large-scale work such as:

weight

stress

drying

joining

identify, select and use appropriate techniques for individual projects

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

industrial manufacturing techniques in ceramics

research current techniques and materials used in industry to develop and mass-produce a similar project

compare and contrast industrial practices with classroom experiences

Design

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

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