A collection of resources curated for Design and Technology GCSE, to support the teaching of material properties (e.g. compression, tension, flammability, etc.)
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When selecting materials for engineering applications, their properties must be considered. This ensures that that they are fit for purpose. In this activity, learners will use their knowledge of properties to select an appropriate main material for the fan blades of a turbojet engine. They will learn about properties such as toughness, thermal resistance and creep resistance. It will build understanding of how to apply this knowledge when selecting a material for a real engineering application.
This resource describes a number of material properties used to describe materials. I.e. hardness, tensile strength, environmental resistance, etc. The resource contains questions at the end of the topic to support revision.
This collection of resources support the teaching of metals (including ferrous and non-ferrous), mechanical properties and metal production. The resources are a combination of presentations, student worksheet and whole class quizzes.
Inspired by the Born to Engineer video from Sam Fraser, an engineer who combines his love for engineering with a passion for football, this resource supports students to increase their understanding of materials engineering, including materials testing, design and material properties (Hooke’s Law, shear, compression, tension, etc).
|Subject(s)||Materials and manufacturing, Design and technology|
|Tags||testing, ductility, flammability, hardness, tensile strength, stress, strain, torsion, shear|
|Last updated||16 March 2020|
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