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View Resource MatEdU Module: Tempered for Safety

Demonstrating the fracture behavior of annealed and tempered safety glass is one way to introduce students to the interesting materials that surround them in everyday life. Examining the fracture behavior of glass and understanding how that behavior can be modified, shows how materials can be made safer by altering their properties. In this demonstration, the students will observe the fracture...

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View Resource MatEdU Module: Slime

This fun experiment explores what slime can offer in terms of the scientific exploration of a variable. PVA is 96% water, Borax solution is 96% water. When mixed together they are still 96% water. Here, we examine the variations students can get by mixing the polymer and the borax “cross linker” together. The resultant slime will be everything from runny to hard and brittle. The lab demonstrates...

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View Resource MatEdU module: Composite Column Design/Test Lab

This research incorporates engineering design (using smart spreadsheets) into a laboratory activity focusing on columns made of composite materials. In previous work, a laboratory activity was developed supporting composite design of polymer matrix composite beams1. The present work applies a similar, expanded approach to ceramic composites in the form of columns. In the lab, students simulate...

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View Resource MatEdU module: Fundamentals of Composite Sandwich Panels

This laboratory exercise investigates the fundamental aspects of designing composite sandwich panels. Composite sandwich panels are used in applications that required a light weight, high strength structure. Common applications of sandwich panels that students maybe familiar with are surfboards, wake boards, and corrugated cardboard. Sandwich panels are often used in aerospace applications, such...

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View Resource MatEdU module: Galvanized Metal Lab

This laboratory uses a piece of galvanized metal to quantify the loss of atoms during a chemical reaction. The area and mass of a small piece of galvanized metal is placed in Muriatic Acid for 15 seconds. Afterwards, the mass is re-determined and the difference attributed to be due to the loss of zinc atoms from the surface. Knowing the density of zinc, as well as the atomic radius of the zinc...

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