This learning activity will allow students the opportunity to observe long term corrosion of materials. The instructor will set up several jars or beakers filled with either fresh or salt water, and the class will...
This experiment will help to illustrate creep in metals at room temperature. Step by step instructions are included for instructors to set up specimens to use in the demonstration. This activity would be appropriate...
This learning activity will provide a useful technique for students to learn casting concepts. The class will be allowed a hands-on experience with casting. Students will make their own fishing sinkers. The lesson plan...
This lesson plan introduces students to the properties of metals using the example of a paper clip. A paper clip will fail after being bent many times, illustrating the concept of "fatigue." The fatigue properties of...
This lesson plan introduces students to microscopy using a light microscope. The unit will provide a background of light optical microscopy and the ways of manipulating the tool in order to optimize viewing of a sample....
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