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Unit plan: New opportunities for protective wear

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

7-8
9-10
11-13

Upper Primary
Lower Secondary
Upper Secondary

Science


Technology


Nature of Science
Material World

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

Overview

In this unit, students will consider the performance properties of new stab and flame-resistant fabric and design protective wear for new market opportunities.

Purpose

To investigate the development of this new material, to understand the societal influences and impacts, develop knowledge of its properties and consider possible future uses and markets.

Keywords

Fibre, material properties, flame resistance, stab resistance, fabric testing, technology transfer, commercialisation.

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