CLEAPSS DT - Supporting practical work in science, technology and art


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Acrylic Key Fob
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A typical KS3 project, where pupils will glue pieces of acrylic sheet together to form a block which can then be shaped and polished. By adding a drilled hole the shape could become a key fob.

The MRATs below cover the predicted activity covered by a pupil in making an acrylic key fob. Including gluing the pieces together, shaping and polishing using machines and hand tools, and drilling a hole.

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Shaped and polished acrylic pieces used as key fobs
Wooden Boxes
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The resources below have been selected as those needed that cover the activities a pupil would carry out in making a wooden box.

Typically they will measure and mark out materials, cut materials using saws, sand pieces to size, glue pieces together and finish the wood using appropriate finishes.

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Boxes constructed using hand tools
Lighting using MDF base
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This project has the pupils building a small MDF box to contain a lighting circuit that is a base for a table lamp or lighting display piece.

The MRATs and other documents below are related to the construction of the box and building the electrical circuit.

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Using light from base to illuminate acrylic
Mobile phone holder
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This is a stand for a mobile phone, made using flat sheet acrylic, cut using hand tools or a laser cutter, shaped using heat and the edges polished.

The sheet can be formed using a line bender or vacuum former, to achieve curves or folds.

Decoration can be applied, such as paint, stickers or other components.
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Acrylic cut and shaped to forma stand