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Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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. On...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for 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...
Screenshot for Slime: Classroom Demonstration
The Materials Education Resource Center has provided this hands on lab activity created by Andrew Nydam and Debbie Goodwin. The activity demonstrates property change due to crosslinking in slime formed from mixing PVA and Borax solution. This lab will teach the students the important concepts of...
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