For Key Stage 3 Science and Key Stage 4 D&T and Business Studies students

Key Stage 3 Topic area: Science

The section below gives an overview of Science topics covered by the webpage, printable Worksheets, Quizzes and suggestions for project work for use in the classroom or as home study.

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» Lipstick

Page www.catie.org.uk/barefacts/ks3/lipstick.aspx
Learning
This section looks at lips and lipstick:
  • What do lips do?
  • Why are lips reddish in colour?
  • Why do people buy lipstick?
  • What do lipsticks do?
Body science
Lips – looks at the skin structure of lips and animal cells
Resources for this section

Lipstick Ingredients Activity:

www.catie.co.uk/downloads/extension_activity.pdf

» Hair Styling Products

Page www.catie.org.uk/barefacts/ks3/hair_styling.aspx
Learning
This section looks at hair and hair styling products:
  • What is hair made from?
  • What makes hair different on different people?
  • What do shampoos do?
  • What do hair gels do?
  • How do styling products work?
Body science
Hair – looks at the structure and function of of hair and the hair follicle.
Resources for this section

» Toothpaste

Page www.catie.org.uk/barefacts/ks3/toothpaste.aspx
Learning
This section looks at teeth and toothpaste:
  • What's inside a tooth?
  • What can go wrong with teeth?
  • What can I do to look after my teeth?
  • What did people do before toothpaste?
Body science
Teeth – looks at the structure and function of teeth.
Resources for this section

» Face wash

Page www.catie.org.uk/barefacts/ks3/facewash.aspx
Learning
This section looks at skin and face wash:
  • What does skin do?
  • What does the epidermis do?
  • What's under the epidermis?
  • Why does skin need washing?
  • How does face wash work?
  • Why is it important to wash our hands regularly?
Body science
Face wash – looks at the structure and function of skin.
Resources for this section

» Deodorant

Page www.catie.org.uk/barefacts/ks3/deodorant.aspx
Learning
This section looks at sweat and deodorant:
  • Why do we sweat?
  • Does sweat smell?
  • What do deodorants do?
  • What do antiperspirants do?
Body science
Deodorant – looks at the structure and function of sweat glands under the arm.
Resources for this section

» Foundation

Page www.catie.org.uk/barefacts/ks3/foundation.aspx
Learning
This section looks at foundation:
  • What does foundation do?
  • Why are there so many different types of foundation?
  • What does SPF mean?
Body science
Foundation – looks at the structure of skin.
Resources for this section
Useful links
For D&T and Business Studies students aged 14-16

Key Stage 4 Topic area: Design & Technology

The section below gives an overview of Design & Technology topics covered by the webpage, Worksheets, and suggestions for project work for use in the classroom or as home study.

» Design & Technology

Page www.catie.org.uk/barefacts/ks4/default.aspx
Learning
There are 2 worksheets to download: one intended for use in Graphics, and one intended for Resistant Materials. Both worksheets are designed to be used in conjunction with the site. Alternatively, you may wish to make project work out of this topic as suggested below. The web links provided will enable the pupils to continue more in-depth research on their own, exploring:
  • why cosmetic and toiletry products are manufactured
  • what function they can perform for the consumer
  • how they are packaged and marketed.
Resources for this section
Useful links

Key Stage 4 Topic area: Business Studies GCSE or BTEC

The section below gives an overview of Business Studies topics covered by the webpage, Worksheets, and suggestions for manufacturing, marketing and design project work for use in the classroom or as home study.

» Manufacturing and marketing

Page www.catie.org.uk/barefacts/ks4/business/
Learning
This section looks at the processes undertaken when a product is:
  • resourced, designed and produced
  • given its shelf appeal
  • marketed in order to become easily identified by the consumer.

It leads on to three sections about manufacturing lipstick and marketing and creating a design brief for face wash.

The first section looks at Manufacturing:
  • The design brief
  • Research
  • Regulatory specifications
  • Mood boards
  • Prototypes
  • Design specification
  • Manufacture
  • Testing.

The second section looks at Marketing:
  • Research
  • Product development
  • Communication.

The third section is Design Brief:
  • History
  • Typeface
  • Name
  • Colour(s)
  • Graphic
  • Good and Bad.

The project also has cross-curricular links with English, Media Studies, Science and Design and Technology.

Manufacturing and Marketing may be used as practice or preparatory work for controlled or internal assessments:
  1. Students research a variety of articles and advertisements for cosmetic products and toiletries from all media areas. In groups, they discuss how advertisements may influence our understanding of products and the perceptions of reality that they offer. Looking at specific adverts, the students consider how likely the adverts are to encourage us to purchase the product.
  2. Give pupils a copy of the Packaging Outline PDF, which is in the Design Brief section. This has a packaging outline that can be used to stimulate discussion on the suitability of containers to their product and their aesthetic appeal to the consumer. It is interesting to note that the product outline alone is easily recognisable as a container for a certain type of commonplace toiletry.
  3. Students can carry out their own research into a new cosmetic/toiletry product they want to launch and believe would be a success. They should consider what it should do and contain, and how it should be packaged and marketed.
  4. They should evaluate the need for this product.
  5. Students consider how they would design suitable packaging for the product. They should create design proposals, mood boards and a final design specification.
  6. They develop a marketing strategy appropriate for their new product.
  7. Students should judge each other’s products, and carry out research into the desirability of their own final product and the effectiveness of their marketing campaign in order to evaluate their project.
Resources for this section

An example of a design brief is Face wash:

www.catie.org.uk/barefacts/ks4/business/design-brief.aspx


The resources have been developed by educational specialists, with funding from the CTPA.