# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Production Systems Task 1352643119

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Select materials for use, based on their properties.


Selection of materials should be based on

  • the performance demands of a product
  • the properties and specifications of materials (i.e., plastics, metals, woods, ceramics, and composites)
  • ease of manufacturing
  • equipment needs and capabilities
  • personal and environmental impacts
  • the cost variables of alternative materials.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the major types of materials?
  • What is the difference between a hardwood and softwood?
  • What are two major types of steels?
  • What is a composite material?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will investigate and understand that the placement of elements on the periodic table is a function of their atomic structure. The periodic table is a tool used for the investigations of
  1. average atomic mass, mass number, and atomic number;
  2. isotopes, half lives, and radioactive decay;
  3. mass and charge characteristics of subatomic particles;
  4. families or groups;
  5. periods;
  6. trends including atomic radii, electronegativity, shielding effect, and ionization energy;
  7. electron configurations, valence electrons, and oxidation numbers;
  8. chemical and physical properties; and
  9. historical and quantum models.

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19. Manufacturing Technologies


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