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Title: Crystal Packin' Mama: Crystal Structure/Packing Exercise
Url: http://matse1.matse.illinois.edu/metals/a.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 experiment on the basic crystal structures that metal atoms form. The laboratory exercise uses Styrofoam balls and toothpicks to construct the packing configurations that metals form.

The lesson includes a step by step explanation of the laboratory procedure, discussion questions and teacher notes. The exercise should take about 50 minutes of class time to complete.
LC Classification: Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Materials of engineering and construction -- Special materials -- Metals
Science -- Chemistry -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
Science -- Chemistry -- Crystallography -- Crystal structure and growth
Science -- Chemistry -- Crystallography
GEM Subject: Vocational Education -- Technical
Vocational Education -- Tech prep
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Chemistry
Key Concept: Manufacturing -- Metals
Chemistry -- Crystals and crystallography
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
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-11-11 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-10-11 09:24:37 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
Full Record Views: 135
Resource URL Clicks: 13
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