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Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop

Made available by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Materials Science and Technology Teacher’s Workshop (MAST) modules were created through the work of high school teachers, university professors and students. Seven modules focusing on materials science topics are available directly through the MAST website. These modules focus...

http://matse1.matse.illinois.edu/
Mechanics of Materials

MecMovies is an extensive collection of examples, theory, and games designed to complement the entire Mechanics of Materials course. There are fifteen chapters and they include Stress, Strain, Mech Properties, Design Concepts, Axial Deform, Torsion, Equil of Beam, Bending, Shear Stress Beams, Beam Deflect, Indet Beams, Stress Transform, Strain Transform, Pressure Vessels, and Combined Loads. An...

http://web.mst.edu/~mecmovie/
The Odd Behavior of Rubber Bands

In this laboratory module, students will have the opportunity to explore the structure of a simple rubber band in this easy and quick in-class activity. Students will also observe the behavior of rubber bands when stretched and when contracted. The module is about 30 minutes long, appropriate for both high school and lower level undergraduate students, and helps students master basic arithmetic...

http://www.materialseducation.org/educators/matedu-modules/d...
Reactivity of Iron

In this laboratory exercise, students will be introduced to the oxidation / corrosion of iron from two different sources (flame and water). From the examination of corrosion from multiple sources, students will be able to compare and contrast the effects each has on the iron samples. Students will also be able to observe the effect of various material processing techniques has on the corrosive...

http://www.materialseducation.org/educators/matedu-modules/d...
10 Simple and Effective In-Class Experiments and Demonstrations for Materials Education

“10 Simple and Effective In-class Experiments and Demonstrations for Materials Education–An Overview,” is a formal evaluation of 10 basic activities which can be utilized in classrooms from the elementary level through undergraduate. The modules evaluated during this review were compiled by Professor Tom Stoebe, a former Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the University of...

http://www.materialseducation.org/docs/IntroductiontoMatEdLa...
MAST Ceramics Module Experiment 1 Clay Labs

This experiment compares the mechanical and thermal properties of variously treated art clay. Students will be constructing beams made from art clay. They will then be sintering some of the beams and testing the differences in mechanical properties. The lesson is expected to span several days. The first day is comprised of making molds and takes roughly 30 minutes. The second day is for making the...

http://matse1.matse.illinois.edu/ceramics/a.html
Strange Matter Exhibit

Play and learn online with the interactive everyday objects of materials science. This site features online science materials for exploring the structure, properties, processing, and performance of materials. The site also features teacher resources including a downloadable teacher's guide. An additional materials demonstration guide includes 43 demonstrations with materials, procedures, and...

http://www.strangematterexhibit.com/
NDT Supplemental Course Material

This NDT Resource Center provides educational materials intended primarily for college students. The materials are intended to to aid in conceptual learning, to re-enforce materials provided at the student's school, and to serve as reference materials and working tools. Resource topics include Penetrant Testing (PT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Ultrasonic Testing (MT), Eddy Current Testing...

https://www.nde-ed.org/EducationResources/CommunityCollege/c...
Galvanized Sheet Metal Lab

This module, created by Jamie Acker of Olympic High School in Bremerton, Washington, provides a look into an entry-level lab on galvanized metal. The introduction states, "This simple lab visually shows the effects of removing zinc from a galvanized piece of sheet metal and provides students an opportunity to mathematically calculate the reduction in thickness of the zinc and number of atoms lost,...

http://www.materialseducation.org/educators/matedu-modules/d...
Composite Column Design

This module, created by Craig Johnson of Central Washington University, "incorporates engineering design (using smart spreadsheets) into a laboratory activity focusing on columns made of composite materials." In this lab, students will simulate the use of composite columns and use spreadsheets to optimize design for engineering performance. The module features an abstract, objective, curriculum...

http://www.materialseducation.org/educators/matedu-modules/d...
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