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Materials Tools Action

Assignment 7:

[lo 1.11]

To compile a list of safety measures

List a few safety rules that you should have obeyed when you’ve used a specific tool while making your trinket box.

Example: scissors – carry with the sharp side facing downwards.


Assignment 8:

[lo 1.7, 1.8]

To make a lid for your treasure chest

Design and draw different types for lids for your treasure chest in isometric. Use the 30° graph paper. Make a final choice by making a correct sign with that drawing. Also give valid reasons for your choice. Draw the lid in an open and closed position in isometric.

First designs:


Final choice:

Closed position


Assignment 9:

[lo 1.10]

To reinforce the inside of your box with cardboard

Take cardboard and measure out the five sides of the box. Cut it out and glue them to the insides of the box to reinforce it. Are all the insides of even sizes? Explain.


Assignment 10:

[lo 1.4]

To use a explanatory dictionary

Look up the word HINGE in the explanatory dictionary and write down its meaning.

Assignment 11:

[lo 1.4]

Look around you and make drawings of different hinges in the space below. Write where you saw each hinge on the dotted line below each drawing.


Different ways of attaching the lid by using a hinge.

Assignment 12:

[lo 1.5]

To attach a lid

Draw sketches or paste pictures with labels of different ways of attaching the lid by using a hinge. Mark off your final choice.


Reinforce the outside of your box.

Assignment 13:

To reinforce your box

Take the 40 wooden sucker sticks and plan how you are going to glue them to the outside of your box. The whole outside, except the bottom of the box, should be covered with sticks. You are allowed to use less than 40 sticks and you are allowed to saw some of the sticks to cover the whole outside (also the lid).


Assignment 14:

[lo 1.10]

Attach the lid as well as the wooden sticks to the outside of the box. Work neatly and sparingly with the glue. Cut the sticks shorter with a craft knife and safety ruler on a suitable surface. Be careful not to hurt yourself. Snap the sticks by cutting one side, folding them over, cut the other side and snapping them individually. Sand the edges with sandpaper before you glue them onto the box. Position the sticks and paste them together with masking tape if you need to cut a lot of sticks the same length.


Assignment 15:

[lo 1.8]

Draw or paste pictures of different types of closing meganisms. Add labels.

Decorate the outside of your box by spraying.

Assignment 16:

[lo 1.10]

To decorate your box

Decorate the outside of your box by spraying/ printing a pattern/ sandblasting/ wire brushing/ painting it and varnishing it. Decorate it any way you wish. Add the closing mechanism and glue some material to the inside of your trinket box.


Assignment 17:

[lo 1.14]

Sketch the finished model/product in colour and in isometric. Use the 30° graph paper.

Assignment 18:

[lo 1.14]

Make an orthographic drawing (3 elevations) of your finished product. Indicate the exact measurements (height, length, width, radius, diameter of lid).

  • Overhead elevation
  • Front elevation
  • Side elevation


Learning outcomes (LOs)
Lo 1
Technological processes and skillsThe learner will be able to apply technological processes and skills ethically and responsibly using appropriate information and communication technology.
Assessment standards (ASs)
We know this when the learner:
investigate :
1.4 during investigations, plans a strategy for collecting data and information.
design :
1.5 writes or communicates a short and clear statement or a design brief for development of a product or system related to a given problem, need or opportunity;
1.6 lists product and design specifications and constraints for a solution to a given problem, need or opportunity based on some of the design key words.
1.7 generates at least two alternative solutions and annotates the ideas;
1.8 chooses possible solutions, gives sensible reasons for choice, and develops a chosen idea using graphics or modelling techniques;
make :
1.9 develops a plan for making details .
1.10 chooses and uses appropriate tools and materials to make products by measuring, marking, cutting or separating, shaping or forming, joining or combining, and finishing different materials with some accuracy;
1.11 use safe working practices and shows awareness of efficient ways of using materials and tools;
evaluate :
1.12 evaluates the product or system based on criteria linked directly to the design brief and some of the specifications and constraints, and suggests improvements or modifications;
1.14 presents ideas (in a project portfolio) using two-dimensional or three-dimensional sketches, circuit idagrams or systems diagrams.
LO 2
TECHNOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING The learner will be able to undertsand and apply relevant technological knowledge ethically and responsibly.
Assessment standards (ASs)
We know this when the learner:
2.1 demonstrates knowledge and understanding of structures.
processing :2.2 demonstrates knowledge and understanding of how materials can be processed to change or improve properties (e.g. strength, fire resistance, waterproofing, taste, volume, texture).
We know this when the learner:
impact of Technology:
3.2 expresses some reasons why products of technology affect the quality of people’s lives positively and negatively.

Questions & Answers

how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
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what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
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