Timber framer

Timber framer Marc Watson talks about constructing and designing frames for buildings including calculating the forces and geometry.

To link with this we have developed a lesson plan for students to investigate the properties of different types of wood.

A downloadable version of the video, lesson plan and student practical activity sheet are available below.

Curriculum links for the lesson are as follows:

2008 Key Stage 3 Programme of Study:

Range and Content: 3.2a

Attainment Targets: AT1, AT3

Key Concepts: 1.1a, 1.1b, 1.3, 1.4

Key Processes: 2.1a-c, 2.2a, 2.3

Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, c, g, k

Scottish 5-14 Science Curriculum:

E&S2 – Materials from Earth

Attainment Targets:

Knowledge and Understanding

Level B

Make observations of differences in the properties of common materials

Level E

Describe the particulate nature of solids,liquids and gases and use this to explain their properties

Investigating skills

Level D

Make an appropriate series of accurate measurements

Draw conclusions consistent with findings.