This experiment will demonstrate the effects of changes in the crystal structure of metals, particularly in high carbon steels and in the shape memory alloy Nitinol. Students will learn the effects of phase changes on...
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....
This lesson plan from Edmonds Community College will serve as an excellent introduction to the hardness of materials. The module illustrates the differences in properties between different materials. Students will...
This webpage from Edmonds Community College provides a brief introduction to a number of core materials including ceramics, composites, concrete, electronic/optical, metals, polymers/plastics and wood.
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...
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