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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...

How cellulose fibres are derived from wood and converted into paper

Within this lesson students will learn how cellulose fibres are derived from wood and grasses and converted into paper. Students will understand the ecological issues in the manufacture and recycling of paper/board.

Young Technologist's Handbook

Produced for the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this book contains a comprehensive selection of useful descriptions and reference information on the properties of materials, manufacturing processes, ergonomics and electronics. This pulls together a wide range of data into a single publication, accessible...

Metals and Smart Alloys

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP).

Metals have been used for many thousands of years, but it was only in the 20th century that an understanding developed of how their properties could be explained in terms of their...

Metals, mechanical properties and metal production

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.

Natural timber and manufactured board

This presentation and student worksheet provides an overview of various timbers (hardwood and softwood) and manufactured boards.

Wood forming techniques

In this lesson students will develop an understanding of how wood can be formed using a variety of different manufacturing techniques. They will be able to analyse provided wooden product images to make informed choices of best manufacturing methods. Images, videos and animations are included to help deliver the...

Finishes for wood

In this lesson students will develop an understanding of finishes that can be applied to timber to enhance their properties. Students will complete a finishes worksheet throughout the lesson; creating future revision notes. Lessons learnt knowledge will be tested in a series of exam style questions with provided...

The properties of timbers

In this lesson students will gain an understanding of timber seasoning (both naturally and artificially) to help reduce the moisture content. They will develop an understanding of the process of converting a log into lumber and timber conversion through video clips and diagrams. Exam style questions are included to...

Understanding the properties of manufactured boards

In this lesson students will gain an understanding of  the properties of manufactured boards. They will learn the names of different manufactured boards and their applications. The pros and cons of manufactured will also be learnt with the environmental impact covered through case studies, videos and a classroom...

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