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


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Face Shields as PPE
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As the corona virus pandemic has evolved, some D&T departments have been making face shields for health workers to use. The materials below should be considered prior to embarking on such an activity.
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image of face shield
New Resource - 8 Apr 2020
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Non-metal casting
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Casting can take many forms, this resources identifies a number of resources that should be considered prior to embarking on any activity where liquid materials are being formed into solid objects.

This may include; resin, plaster, wax.

Where metals, such as pewter or aluminium are to be used, information is available in the Pewter Casting resource.

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image of plaster cast
New Resource - 16 Apr 2019
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Photography
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Photography can take many forms, digital, wet, black and white, colour and more.

This resource lists the documents that should be considered before embarking upon a photographic activity.

In some cases it may be necessary to check with the school safe guarding policy about the use of images of pupils and their work.

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camera and lens image
New Resource - 16 Apr 2019
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Sculpture work
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Developing 3D artwork often involves sculpting solid materials, to alter their shape and form to meet the needs of the artist.

This resource identifies the MRATs and other documents that should be considered when embarking on sculpture work, across a variety of medium.

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artwork 3D items
New Resource - 10 Apr 2019
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Drone building
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If building a complex artefact, such as a drone, the following MRATs should be considered.
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images of drone
New Resource - 7 Jun 2018
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Cement modelling
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Many schools are developing cement or concrete based project ideas, the documents below should be considered prior to working with these materials.
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image of cement mixer
New Resource - 1 Mar 2018
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Pewter casting
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Pewter casting is a common activity in many schools. With the advent of 3D printing complext models can be made that can be used as the basis of a lost wax cast.

Using MDF or plaster for moulds can cause issues over fumes or dust, that need to be considered alongside the inherent issues of working with molten metal.
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hand cast from a 3D print
New Resource - 31 May 2017
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Fabric printing
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Getting pupils to work together to produce a section each of a large textile sheet can create a great wall hanging or bed cover.

The individual 'tiles' can be cut up and used as cushion covers or bags.

The use of symbols can help to communicate information, as in Adinkra printing.
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Large sheet print
New Resource - 18 May 2017
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Textile garment manufacture
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Constructing a garment from textiles can be done by hand or using machines, in most cases it is a combination of hand and machine work.

Pupils may have access to a range or processes and materials including; sewing, knitting, dyeing, sublimation printing and batik work.

In managing the practical work the MRATs below should be taken into account.
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Modelling textiles designs
New Resource - 18 May 2017
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Painting and drawing
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Producing a piece of artwork, such as a painting or drawing should still have an associated risk assessment. The materials below cover the practice of producing a painting or drawing, but also some other things that should be taken into account, such as the mounting of the image on a board.
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A triptych of a sketch, painting and pastels
New Resource - 18 May 2017
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