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Evaluation of Student Outcomes in Materials Science and Technology
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Author and Affiliation:
Piippo, Steven(Richland School District, Richland High School, WA United States)
Abstract: This paper specifies 14 benchmarks and exit standards for the introduction of Materials Science and Technology in a secondary school education. Included is the standard that students should be able to name an example of each category of technological materials including metals, glass/ceramics, polymers (plastics) and composites. Students should know that each type of solid material has specific properties that can be measured. Students will learn that all solid materials have either a long range crystalline structure or a short range amorphous structure (i.e., glassy). They should learn the choice of materials for a particular application depends on the properties of the material, and the properties of the material depends on its crystal structure and microstructure. The microstructure may be modified by the methods by which the material is processed; students should explain this by the example of sintering a ceramic body to reduce its porosity and increase its densification and strength. Students will receive exposure to the world of work, post secondary educational opportunities, and in general a learning that will lead to a technologically literate intelligent citizen.
Publication Date: May 01, 1996
Document ID:
19960052163
(Acquired Nov 15, 1996)
Accession Number: 96N35386
Subject Category: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: National Educators' Workshop: Update 95. Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology; 239-246; (NASA-CP-3330); (SEE 19960052141)
Financial Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA United States
Organization Source: Richland School District; Richland High School; WA United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: EDUCATION; TECHNOLOGIES; MATERIALS SCIENCE; STANDARDS; MICROSTRUCTURE; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; CRYSTALLINITY; WEATHERING; BIODEGRADABILITY; CHEMICAL PROPERTIES; THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PLASTICS; METALS; GLASS; CERAMICS
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