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View Resource Materials Processing- A Piece of Cake!

This lesson plan, which has been used in a college level materials processing laboratory course, looks at the concept of processing-structure-property relationships. "The students baked cakes at the beginning of the semester and studied them as an introduction to the course. The activity was repeated at the end of the semester after the students had learned processing and characterization...

View Resource Tempered For Safety

This document provides a learning module on tempered safety glass. In this activity, instructors demonstrate the fracture toughness of tempered glass, thereby illustrating how the glass is toughened and introducing the concept of the fractography of glass. It can be used in classrooms from elementary to college levels.

View Resource Titanium, Aluminum or Steel?

This document provides a learning module on the basic differences between metal types and how to test metals. The lesson includes demonstrating the spark test to students so that they may see the "Visible result of the carbon content in steel, and the lack of carbon in other materials, plus realize the reactivity of titanium metal." The lesson includes a demonstration with a discussion or lab and...

View Resource The Materials in Your New TV: The Liquid Crystal Display

This module introduces the liquid crystal display, including glass substrates, electronics and liquid crystals. Learning objectives include explaining the components of the LCD system, describing the process of making LCD glass, illustrating a typical glassy structure, defining a liquid crystal, and discussing the applications of liquid crystal displays. The lesson requires one class period.

View Resource Implementing ISO 14001- Sustainable Design

This lesson examines ISO 14001 (an international standard encouraging pollution prevention) with respect to existing consumer products. The lesson helps students to understand how redesign of existing products can lead to being able to reuse the materials later. A powerpoint document with accompanying slides can be found here

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