Resistant Materials

In Year 7, students are encouraged to design for themselves. The current task is to design a small wooden storage unit. Students will be encouraged to conduct necessary research and produce a design that is totally customised to their own specific needs.

Students will learn:

  • To conduct surveys of different wrist sizes
  • To use marking tools such as try square and marking gauges
  • To cut with a tenon saw and coping saw
  • To smooth materials with smoothing plane, glass paper, wet and dry paper
  • To finish woods with wood varnish and wax
  • The classification of woods and plastics
  • The difference between self and applied finishes
  • About the structure of wood.