Year 10 Resistant Materials - The
To design and make a small attractive and practical storage unit.
1. The box will be made from hardwoods and softwoods.
2. You may use a variety of simple wood joints.
3. The box must have a good quality of finish.
4. The box may have compartments inside.
5. You will produce an orthographic drawing showing a front view and a side view.
6. You will need to make a cutting list showing the various parts of the box and the sizes of these pieces.
7. You will show, using development drawings how you intend to make the box, what materials are to be used, what tools and machinery will be used and which type of bought components e.g. locks will be used.
8. You will need to keep a diary of practical processes that will include names of equipment, materials and safety considerations.
You will learn the following skills,
· Cutting, shaping and finishing hardwoods and softwoods.
· The use of woodwork joints.
· How to create a removable lid on a box.
· How to use veneer.
· How to correctly apply fixtures and fittings e.g. locks.
· How to use a variety of adhesives.
· The properties of woods.
Programmes Of Study References
3f To determine the degree of accuracy required for the product to function as planned, taking account of critical dimensions and tolerances in determining methods of manufacture;
3g To generate design proposals against stated design criteria, and to modify their proposals in the light of on-going analysis and product development;
3h How graphic techniques, I.T equipment and software can be used in a variety of ways to model aspects of design proposals and assist in making decisions;
3i To produce and use detailed working schedules that will achieve the desired objectives and provide alternatives to possible problems;
3j To be flexible in their working practices, in order to respond to changing circumstances and new opportunities;
3k To apply and apply test procedures to check the quality of their work at critical points during development, and to indicate ways of improving it;
3l To ensure that the quality of their products is suitable for intended users.
4b To use tools and equipment accurately and efficiently to achieve an appropriate fit and finish and reliable functioning in products that match the specification;
4d The difference between quality control and quality assurance;
4J To be adaptable in their working practises, in order to respond to changing circumstances and new opportunities;
4k To apply and devise test procedures to check the quality of their work at critical points during development, and to indicate ways of improving it;
4l To ensure through testing, modification and evaluation, that the quality of their products is suitable for intended users.
Knowledge and Understanding
5 Materials and components
5a How materials are cut, shaped and formed to designated tolerances;
5b How materials can be combined and processed to create more useful properties, and how these properties are utilised in industrial contexts;
5c How materials are prepared for manufacturing, allowing for waste and fine line finishing;
5d About a variety of self-finishing and applied finishing processes, and to appreciate their importance
For aesthetics and functional reasons;
9 Health and Safety
Pupils should be taught further knowledge and understanding of health and safety as designers, producers and consumers, including;
9a Taking responsibility for recognising hazards in the products, activities, including the unfamiliar;
9b Using information sources to asses the risk of the unfamiliar;
9c Managing their environment and justifying the action taken to control the risk.