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Title: The Fleet Afloat: Concrete Experiment
Url: http://matse1.matse.illinois.edu/concrete/i.html
Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Description: The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) provides this lesson plan for students learning about concrete. The class will design a concrete barge and determine what the barge's maximum cargo will be. The lesson will give classes the chance to learn to work with the component materials of concrete and test a concrete structure's physical properties.

The experiment should take around 90 minutes of class time. Discussion questions and teacher notes are included.
LC Classification: Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Materials of engineering and construction -- Specific characteristics of materials -- Mechanical properties. Behavior of materials under applied forces -- Testing of materials (General and mechanical)
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Materials of engineering and construction -- Special materials -- Nonmetallic materials -- Masonry materials -- Artificial materials -- Concrete
Social sciences -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Special industries and trades -- Mineral industries. Metal trade -- Cement. Concrete
GEM Subject: Vocational Education -- Technical
Vocational Education -- Tech prep
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Engineering
Key Concept: Manufacturing -- Composite materials
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-12-27 09:49:56 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-01-08 13:32:37 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
Full Record Views: 57
Resource URL Clicks: 21
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