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Clock Design and Manufacture

Objective TWO  ( 12 marks )
DEVELOPING  a SPECIFICATION for the product.   After CHOOSING the best design you should make a small prototype from wood and/or plastic and iron out any problems that might be present in the design you have chosen.  You should be able to test it to see if it works. You should also be better able to see what pieces you need to make it.  Think of how the clock would be made professionally.

Objective THREE    ( 52 marks )  PLAN and MAKE the product. 
Using your prototype and timeplan you created at the beginning you should make the item. 
It is important that your final embosser can effectively emboss lots of cards to the same standard and in the same position.  This may need further refinement ~  changes &

Objective FOUR ( 8 marks ) TEST and EVALUATE the PRODUCT. 
This is a very important part of the project and unfortunately is a section that loses a lot of marks for students.  When you have made your item you should conduct trials.  Get other people to try it out and  record their comments.  Try to create another questionnaire giving simple answers that can easily be shown on simple data displays. (Bar charts and Pie charts..etc)  Include measurements with NEWTONMETERS and Show a SCIENTIFIC AWARENESS.  You should relate all the early 'theory' sections to your finished item.

Objective SIX  (5 marks)   

Use ICT for displays of data, for headings and blocks of type and for
scanning photographs and drawings into your work. 
Mathematics and science wherever you can.. 
Show an understanding of what you are doing.

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