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Describing anobject kettle

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Describing anobject kettle

  1. 1. Describing an Object – Electric Kettle FSP Unit 8 Materials Office
  2. 2. There are FIVE topics in a complete object description: • • • • • Function / Use Components / Parts Physical Characteristics (5 subtopics) Position of components Connection between components
  3. 3. 1: Function / Use • Gives the definition and use of the object. An electric kettle is a kitchen tool that is used for boiling water.
  4. 4. 2: Components / Parts • Describe all the parts of the object. It is made up of a container, a handle, a base, an on/off switch, and an electrical cord. It consists of five main parts: a container, a handle, a base, an on/off switch, and an electrical cord.
  5. 5. 3: Characteristics • There are five types of characteristics: – Material – Shape – Dimensions / Size – Special Properties – Color
  6. 6. 3: Characteristics A. Material – what types of materials are things made of, and why? Metal (steel, iron, aluminum), Plastic, Wood, Glass, Fabric (cotton, leather, silk), etc The kettle is made of plastic, aluminum, and metal electrical parts. The handle is plastic in order to not conduct heat.
  7. 7. 3: Characteristics B. Shape – What shape is the object and the components? The kettle’s main container is cylindrical and the base is flat and circular.
  8. 8. 3: Characteristics C. Dimensions – What SIZE are the object and the components? The kettle is 10 inches high, and its diameter is 6 inches. The base also has a 6-inch diameter and a height of 1 inch. The kettle holds 1.5 liters of water.
  9. 9. 3: Characteristics D. Special Properties – any important properties of the object. Hollow / solid Fragile / sturdy Straight / curved Plain / decorated The kettle is hollow in order to hold water. The lid and handle are curved.
  10. 10. 3: Characteristics E. Color Metallic (silver, gold) Black, pink, white, etc.. Kettles can be many colors but the most popular are silver and white.
  11. 11. 4: Position of components • Describes where the components are located. Uses PREPOSITIONS of location. The on/off switch is on the handle. There is a spout at the top of the container for pouring water.
  12. 12. 5: Connections between components • Describes how the components are connected together. The water container sits on top of the base but they are not connected. The electric cord leads from the base to the electric outlet.

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