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Intro to Material Sciences

Before diving into specific topics included in this unit, it is important to understanding the basic descriptive words of Material Sciences. This 2-day lesson includes video instruction with a card sort on some of the words used to describe materials throughout the unit. Then the students design demonstrations with real-world materials to show they understand how to use the words. This was a favorite and fun activity for my middle schoolers!

Features

  • Full 2-Day Class Lesson Plan
  • Active Learning Card Sort
  • Students Design and Carry Out Demonstrations
  • Group Work
  • Video Pause to Ponders
  • Part of the Technology & Society: Material Sciences¬†unit

Learning Objectives

  • Define the material science properties of stiff, strong, ductile, brittle, tough, and hard.
  • Identify examples of the material science properties of stiff, strong, ductile, brittle, tough, and hard.
  • Design and carry out demonstrations of the material science properties using common household objects.

Shows cover page of curriculum on Material Sciences: Vocabulary and Demonstrations

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