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Grade 7

Structures and communication

Module 23

Project portfolio

Assignment 1:

[lo 2.2]

Look for examples of various containers in magazines and cut them out. Some of the examples will be containers for A SPECIAL PURPOSE such as an egg box, a milk carton and a toolbox. Other will be containers with GENERAL USES such as a basket and a briefcase. Paste at least five examples of each type on a sheet of paper and complete the questions about each example:


1. Who/ What is it for?

2. What is it made of?

3. Is it relatively expensive or cheap?

4. Can it be used many times of only once?

5. Is it environment friendly/biodegradable or will it pollute the environment?

6. Is it durable or will it easily break?


Assignment 2:

[lo 3.2]

To complete a list of different types of containers that are advantageous to people

Assignment 3:

[lo 3.2]

To compile a list of different types of containers that are harmful to the environment

Design brief

Design and make a luxury container that you will like to keep.

Assignment 4:

[lo 1.6]

To write down the specifications of your job

Write the specifications for your product by answering the following questions:

1. What will it hold/ What will it be for?

2. What type of shape should it be?

3. What must it look like?

4. How must the lid be fixed to the box?

5. Will it be for everyday use or for special occasions only?

6. How will the lid open and close (locking mechanism)?

7. What form do you want the container to take? (exciting, simple, beautiful, elegant, functional)

8. What are the most suitable materials for a luxury package?

  • type of card: smooth, shiny, thick, thin, coloured
  • What type of cardboard do you want to use for the reinforcement inside?
  • What type of wood do you want to use for the reinforcement and decoration on the outside?
  • What type of material do you want to use on the inside to give it a nice interior? (velvet, satin, silk, felt).


Assignment 5:

[lo 1.9]

To make a treasure chest

Instructions for making the treasure chest.

  1. Place the net, the carbon copy paper and the A4 cardboard on top of one another in that order.
  2. Using a pencil and a ruler, copy the 2D-form on the cardboard. First draw the solid lines and then the interrupted lines. Check if all of them have been drawn. Make sure that it doesn’t shift.
  • What are the use of the solid lines?
  • What are the use of the interrupted lines?
  • Cut out the 2Dshape along the uninterrupted / solid lines with a scissors.
  • Notch the dotted lines on the side where the carbon copy markings are, using an awl and a safety ruler. Work on a suitable surface. Practice first so that you don’t make the notches too deep.
  • Fold the card on the dotted lines, using a ruler.
  • Apply glue to the flaps and model the chest (flaps to the outside). Hold firmly in position so that the chest can dry properly. (Do not use too much glue. The surface must just be slightly sticky.)

Assignment 6:

[lo 1.9]

To plan the manufacturing of a product

Complete the following table by choosing all the materials and tools used, as well as the actions performed and write it underneath the appropriate heading.

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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