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  1. Definition of First Aid | Week 1
    7 Topics
    1 Quiz
  2. Rescue Operation | Week 2
    3 Topics
    1 Quiz
  3. Materials & Their Common Uses (Wood) | Week 3
    6 Topics
    1 Quiz
  4. Materials & their Common Uses (Metal) | Week 4
    5 Topics
    1 Quiz
  5. Uses of Common Alloys ( Brass & Bronze) | Week 5 & 6
    8 Topics
    1 Quiz
  6. Uses of Ceramics And Glass (Contd) | Week 7 & 8
    4 Topics
    1 Quiz
  7. Uses of Plastics | Week 9
    4 Topics
    1 Quiz
  8. Uses of Rubber | Week 10
    3 Topics
    1 Quiz

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Wood is used in many different ways, especially when dried and splinted into planks of different sizes:

1. Vehicle Body Construction: Bodies of lorries, railway wagons, and coaches are built from wood.

Lorry with wooden body
Lorry with a wooden body.

2. Pulp and Paper: Wood is usually processed into pulp (tissue paper) and other forms of paperwork.

Tissue Paper
Tissue Paper.

3. Musical Instruments: Wood can be used to make musical instruments like piano, guitar, bell, drum, etc.

Guitar made of wood
Guitar made of wood.

4. Others: Other uses of wood include, bridges built across gutters or rivers, electric poles, etc.

pedestrian bridge made of wood
Pedestrian bridge made of wood.

5. As Fuel: This is when burnt wood produces heat which can be used for cooking and warming the home during the cold season.

burning wood in the fireplace
Burning wood in the fireplace.

6. Farm Implements: Agricultural implements like yokes, barns, handles of cutlasses, and hoes are all produced from wood.

hoe with wooden handle
Hoe with wooden handle.

7. Building construction: Wood is used in roofing, window and door frames, and casting concrete pillars, beams, and floors.

Wood Window Frame
Wood Window Frame.

8. Furniture Making: Beds, chairs, settees, tables, shelves, and stools, are all made of wood.

Wooden Bed
Wooden Bed.

8. Industrial packaging: Bottled drinks, machines, vegetables, and spare parts, are all packaged in crates, pallets made of wood.

Spruce Wood Stacking Crate
Wooden Crate.

10. Tool Making: Handle of chisels, hammers, gauges, pickaxes, and screwdrivers, are made of wood.

Sledge Hammer - Made of Wood
Sledge Hammer – Made of Wood.

11. Medicinal Use: Most African herbs are produced from wood. Some artificial limbs and arms are made from wood.

 Willow Bark used in treating acute low back pain.
Willow Bark is used in treating acute low back pain.


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