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 be helpful for students learning about plastic deformation. Specifically, the exercise looks at plastic deformation in polyethylene, which is found in plastic sheets, bags and other common...
This lab experiment "uses a piece of galvanized metal to quantify the loss of atoms during a chemical reaction." A piece of galvanized metal will be placed in muratic acid; students will re-determine the mass of the...
This experiment will demonstrate the heat that is released when iron is oxidized. Students will learn to prepare chemical mixtures safely, identify when a chemical reaction is taking place, observe the results of an...
This learning activity will help students understand the particular structure of rubber: they will observe how rubber bands behave when stretched and contracted, as well as the effects of temperature and stretching on...
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