Introduction to Materials Science Lab Kit

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  • Explore the four main types of material science: metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites.
  • Test and categorize the physical and mechanical properties of each material samples.
  • Enough materials for 15 groups of students.
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In this activity, students will be introduced to the field of materials science as they explore the four main types of materials: metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. They will test the physical and mechanical properties of different material samples, then categorize each material based on their results. Kit contains enough material for 15 groups. Teacher's Guide and Student Study Guide copymasters included.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.A; ETS1.B; PS2.B
Performance Expectations: MS-ETS1-1; HS-ETS1-3; HS-PS2-6
Cross Cutting Concepts: Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the Natural World; Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Kit Includes:
30 Aluminum strips
30 Copper strips
30 Tongue depressors
30 Playing cards
30 Tile pieces
30 Glass slides
30 Plastic chips
30 Balloons
30 Plastic bags
15 Steel nails

Children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.

DOT Info:

*"Next Generation Science Standards" is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.


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