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Junior School: Materials

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

MATERIALS

PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF MATERIALS

 

  • 'Material' refers to what objects are made of.
  • The properties of an object depend on what materials are used to make it.
  • Materials have properties that can be used to describe and classify them.
  • Different materials have different properties and are therefore suitable for use in different objects.
  • The properties of a material determine how useful it is for a particular purpose.

 

WHAT IS A BLUEPRINT

Reproduction of a technical drawing, specially the one used in construction industry. Its name refers to the older method of making large prints (called Diazo process) in which lines are shown in white on a blue background. Modern plotters can print multicolor lines on a background of any color.
 

 

STRONG SHAPES

 

  • Different materials protect an object from impact better than others.
  • Some shapes provide stronger structure in products than others.
  • Rigid Shapes and Flexible Shapes.
  • Looking at triangles within shapes.

BRISBANE BRIDGES

BRIDGES - GENERAL

YEAR 6 PAPER BRIDGES

This book was the inspiration for Grade 6 - 2018 to build bridges out of normal paper.  Some great ideas