Materials and their common use ii


Sub-Theme: Safety


Materials and their common use II

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. State the common uses of ceramics and glass.
  2. State the uses of plastics.


Uses of ceramics

Due to the fact that ceramics can withstand very high temperature, they are used in making furnace. A furnace is a structure or apparatus in which a lot of heat is generated. While the water in kettle boils at 1000c, iron melts at 15360c. Ceramics can withstand even higher temperature.

Ceramics can carry heavy loads and as a result of this property, we use brick and cement block to build houses. The wall of any building carries the roof of the building, the top floor, people and decoration.

Most electric poles are made from concrete which is a type of ceramic..... View More

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