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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

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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