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Lesson overview:How can materials be tested to check they are fit for purpose and then applied to a design?

  • products that they are less familiar with using themselves
  • communicate their plans clearly so that others can implement them
  • match and select suitable materials considering their fitness for purpose
  • products that they are less familiar with using themselves
  • communicate their plans clearly so that others can implement them
  • match and select suitable materials considering their fitness for purpose

Many materials have different working properties that make them suitable (or not) for their intended use. In this lesson, we'll take a look at how we can test a material before we decide to use it.

Equipment Required

Basic modelling equipment (including paper / fabrics).

Content guidance

Equipment requiring safe usage.

Supervision Level

Adult supervision recommended.