Papers and boards

A collection of resources for GCSE Design and Technology that support the teaching of material properties with different papers and boards.

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An introduction to papers and boards

This presentation and student activity support the teaching of the properties, types and uses of papers and boards. The presentation looks at how papers and boards are made, providing a brief scientific explanation for their structure.

Types of papers and boards

Within this lesson students will gain knowledge and understanding of how paper is made and the primary sources of materials for producing papers and boards. Students will complete a series of questions which will help them to gain an understanding of how different papers and boards are produced, with a comparison...

Characteristics of paper and boards

Within this lesson students will develop an understanding of the primary sources of producing both papers and boards. Students will be able to recognise and characterise different types of papers and boards. Students will understand how the physical and working properties of a range of paper and board products...

Finishes which can be applied to improve paper and board properties

Within this lesson students will develop an understanding of different finishes which can be applied to both paper and board to enhance their appearance and/or improve their function.  Students will understand the main properties and uses of paper and boards.

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