Module 4 - Individual research project
The fourth and final module of the project brings everything together and students must carry out an individual research project on a material of their choice.
The work must consider all aspects of the material – its structure, properties, how it is processed, where it is used and how it has changed or may change the technology we rely on.
Session 1 – Choose a topic
During this session students must identify a material and carry out their research.
Session 2 – Prepare presentation
During this session students must prepare their ten minute PowerPoint presentation.
Session 3 – Presentations
During this session the students must deliver their presentation to their peers. Staff should judge the presentations and use the results along with the portfolios to decide the candidates that will be entered to the national competition.