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Wood Properties

Lesson Overview:

In this practical lesson, students will examine and compare the wood properties of different types of trees. They will learn how to measure the oven dried moisture content of wood and be able to apply this knowledge when selecting appropriate uses for the timber.

Year Level/s:

7, 8, 9, 10

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Design and Technologies

National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:

Design and Technologies

  • ACTDEK034 - Analyse ways to produce designed solutions through selecting and combining characteristics and properties of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment.
  • ACTDEK046 - Investigate and make judgments on how the characteristics and properties of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment can be combined to create designed solutions.
  • ACTDEP035 - Critique needs or opportunities for designing and investigate, analyse and select from a range of materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to develop design ideas.
  • ACTDEP036 - Generate, develop, test and communicate design ideas, plans and processes for various audiences using appropriate technical terms and technologies including graphical representation techniques.
  • ACTDEP048 - Critique needs or opportunities to develop design briefs and investigate and select an increasingly sophisticated range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment to develop design ideas.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy, Numeracy

Cross Curriculum Priorities:


Curriculum Connections:

Mathematics, Science

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Design, Materials, Scientific Inquiry


Forestry Products - Processing and Technology

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Lesson Plan

Secondary: Activity, Fact Sheet, Worksheet


Wood Properties

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Wood Properties

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