Web Site for Instructional Materials Database for Materials Science and Engineering

July 1999
 
 

Objectives:

Teacher Resources: Media for lesson development. Material is also suitable for student research projects Grades 5 - 14.
Title and Address  Subject/Audience  Materials Type  Type of Activity  Media Type  Notes/Availability 
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
http://www.enc.org
General

Secondary

9-12 

Multiple materials  Condensed outline of the major topics taught in materials science courses.  Print  BarCharts, Inc.

Orders

Suite 11

1141 South Rogers Circle

Boca Taton, FL 33487

1-800-226-7799

Cost: $3.95

HOTLINK 

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
http://www.enc.org
General

Secondary

9-12 

Minerals and Metals  Explores the dwindling store of raw materials that provide the building blocks for continued technological advancement.  Video  Unapix/Miramar

Orders

200 Second Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119

1-800-245-6472

Set of 7 videos 

cost $99.98 

The World of Materials
http://www-dmse.mit.edu/wom//
General

7-14 

Multiple Materials  Basic information and examples of materials.  Web-site  Great site! Nice definitions of materials. Computer links to data needed for materials

HOTLINK 

State University of Stony Brook: Materials Science and Engineering
http://dol1.eng.sunysb.edu/other4.html
General Materials

Manufacturing

Design

Supplies and Equipment

5-14

Materials  Links to high tech companies for Materials Science and Engineering  Web-site  Comments to jquinn@doL1.eng.sunysb.edu

HOTLINK 

Material Research Society
http://dns.mrs.org
All,
K-15 
All  Reference  Web-site   
Carnegie Mellon University materials Science Engineering Dept.
http://neon.mems.cmu.edu/mse/other.html
All,

K-15 

All  Reference  Web ósite  Great site to jump off from . Lots of links in all materials areas.

HOTLINK 

ASM International
http://www.asm-intl.org
All,

K-15 

All  Reference, materials data  Web-site  Links to other sites great info. on materials themselves

HOTLINK 

Scicentral
http//:www.scicentral.com 
All,

K-15 

All  Reference  Web-site  Excellent comprehensive web link data base.

HOTLINK!!!! 

Institute of Chemical Education ( Journal of Chem Ed)
http://ice.chem.wisc.edu/~ice/pubs.html 
General Materials: Nitanol, crystal models, properties

K-12 

Materials  Publications, kits, and order forms. 

Lab units, demonstration materials 

Print, Kits  Good list of reference books, material science kits look interesting. You can order from this site. 
General Atomics
http://www.sci-ed-ga.org
Chromatics, Light bulb

K-5 

General Lab units and demonstration materials  Print, Overheads, Kits  Order form available at site. Looks good for elementary. Overheads may be useful for teaching color. 
Johns Hopkins Demobase
http://ntwww.hcf.jhu.edu/matsci/index.html
Materials and their properties. 
7-14 
General Materials  Demonstrations  Video, Print  Under construction but some demos available. Range in cost from $10-100 for equipment and video. 
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society
http://www.tms.org
General

6-14 

All  Education Activities  Web-site  Good jump off sight and information about local contacts.

HOTLINK 

Public Broadcasting Organization
http://www.pbs.org
General

Grades 5-14 

Multiple Materials  WWW site for PBS programming to include: NOVA, Scientific Frontiers, A Science Odyssey, Newtonís Apple, and Nature  Video  Nature: The World of Materials is excellent 
General Chemistry On-line
http://antoine.fsu.umd.edu/chem/senese
General Science and Chemistry

8-14 

Chemistry and Materials  Virtual classroom, resources and guides for students and teachers`  Web Site with links to other chemistry and materials sites  Fred Senese Department of Chemistry

Frostburg State University 

Pictorial Periodic Table
http://www.webelements.com
General

5-14 

Multiple Materials  Pictorial periodic table of the elements with links.  Web-site   
World Wide Virtual Library
http://www.w3.org
General

9-14 

General

Materials

Links  Web-site  A highly detailed subject index to other sites on the web.

HOTLINK 

Chemistís Art Gallery
http://www.csc.fi/lul/chem/graphics.html
Molecular Modeling

8-14

 

Chemistry and Materials  Spectacular visualization and animationís in chemistry  Web-site   
National Mining Association
http://www.nma.org/NMABrief.html
 
 
 
 

 

Mining

5-14 

Metals/Natural Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Information about mining and the mining industry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Web-site   
Infomine
http://www.infomine.com
Mining

5-13 

Metals/Natural Resources  Information about mining and the mining industry  Web-site   
Intercorr International Inc
http://www.intercorr.com/
Materials and Corrosion

7-14 

Materials  The one-stop materials and corrosion information resource. Includes: data, handbook information, hot topics, virtual classrooms, useful links  Web-site   
World Technology Centre for Tin
http://www.itri.co.uk/index.htm
Tin

7-14 

Metals  Information concerning tin.  Web-site   
The Copper Page
http://www.copper.org
Copper

7-14 

Metals  General information about copper to include: standards and properties, applications, and innovations.  Web-site   
Metal Prices.com
http://nickelalloy.com
Metals

7-14 

Metals  Metal prices for scrap metal and primary metals  Web-site   
Kitco Inc.
http://kitco.com/gold.conversion.html
Precious Metals

7-14 

Metals  Conversion tables and other reference information  Web-site   
The Aluminum Association, Inc.
http://www.aluminum.org
Aluminum

7-14 

Metals  Industry facts, publications, recycling, technology, and the Environment  Web-site   
International Primary Aluminum Institute
http://www.world-aluminium.org/main.html
Aluminum

7-14 

Metals  Basics, Applications, History, Manufacturing Processes, Sustain ability, Links  Web-site   
Steel Works
ht.//www.steel.org
Iron and Steel

7-15 

Metals  Data about Iron and Steel  Web-site  A data rich web-site of the American Iron and Steel Institute. Included are such resources as news, statistics, educational tools, and manufacturing and tech. materials. 
Corning Company
http://www.corning,com
Ceramics and Glass

7-15 

Ceramics and Glass  Reference  Web-site  Nice background information on ceramics and glass

HOTLINK 

Kohler Company
http:/www.kohlerco.com
Ceramics

7-15 

Ceramics  Reference:  Web-site  Product info. that talks about new ceramics in engine technology 
Spectrum Glass
http://www.spectrumglass.com
Glass Glass  Reference, supplies  Web-site, ordering  Gives information on fusing and slumping, video of tour of factory can be ordered, well written easy to follow site

HOTLINK 

About.com
http://about.com
General

7-15 

Ceramics, composites, polymers  Reference and suppliers  Web-site  Links to other sites good background info. 
Swedish Ceramic Society
http://keram.se
General  Ceramics  Reference  Web-site  Examples of ceramics goings on in Europe 
Garner Glass Company
http://garnerglass.com
Glass

9-15 

Physical properties of glass definitions, good info. on how stress is measured in glass  Reference  Web-site  Good info. on glass testing,

All levels should be able to understand

HOTLINK 

The American Ceramic Society
http://www.acers.org/science.html
General

6-15 

Ceramics  Properties of Ceramics  Web-site  Good Ceramic fact sheet.

HOTLINK

comments to info@acers.org 

Polylinks
www.polymers.com/dotcom/home.html 
Polymers

7-14 

Polymers  Index to plastic web sites  Web-site  The oldest and largest index of polymers and plastic web-sites HOTLINK
Polymers Dotcom
http://www.polymers.com
Polymers

7-15 

Polymers, plastics  Reference Supplies you name it  Web-site, links to other sites  Great site, comprehensive listing of sites that deal with polymers, one year free subscription

HOTLINK 

Composite Materials handbook
http://mil-17.edel.edu
Composite,

9-15 

Composites  Reference  Web-site  Great info. on matrices and how they work, data on composites 
The Composite Corner
http://www.advmat.com/links.html
Composites

9-14 

Composites  Links to other sites  Web-site  Links to sites about advanced composite materials. Universities, Associations, Corporations, Government, Publications, and Suppliers.

HOTLINK 

Curriculum Materials
Title and Address  Subject and Grade Level  Materials Type  Type of Activity  Media Type  Availability 
The American Chemical Society
http://www.acs.org/
Chemistry

Grades: k-14 

Multiple materials  Curriculum materials for teachers at all levels from kindergarten through college.  Web-site  Units are available for purchase. Some are able to be downloaded. 
Sci-Teks
Science/Technology Curriculum
http://www.acs.org/
Design and Manufacturing

Grades: 11-12 

Multiple materials  Investigates industry-based problems that science technicians face in a typical workday. Units include: Paint Manufacturing, Petroleum Refining and Location, The Polymer Industry  Print and Video  Models are currently being developed 
The Franklin Institute
Science Museum
http://sln.fi.edu
General

Grades 4-6 

Multiple Materials  For science teachers, the on-line units of study support hands-on science investigations. Also some quick classroom activities.  Web-site   
Lawrence Hall of Science
http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/
General 

Grades: K-12

The Chem Project for Grades 5-6

Gems- Grades 5-9

FOSS for Grades 5-6

Chem Study for Grades 7-12

SEPUP for Grades 7-12

Multiple Materials  Lawrence Hall of Science is a public science museum and a center for teacher education, research, and curriculum development at the University of California, Berkeley

 

Printed Materials  Commercially available.

Excellent science materials 

Chemistry Teaching Resources
http://www.anachem.umu.se/eks/pointers.htm
General

Grades 5-12 

Multiple materials  Chemistry teaching resources from Umea University. Includes curriculum material and demonstrations.  Web-site   
Chem Center
http://www.chemcenter.org
General

Grades k-8 

Multiple Materials  Science curriculum and lessons with links to American Chemical Society  Web-site  Materials related: Experiment #4,7,8 
Encarta Schoolhouse
http://encarta.msn.com/schoolhouse/content2.shtm
General

Grades k-12 

Multiple materials  Home of the Encarta lesson collection and other educational resources. You can find lessons by subject, grade level, or keyword. Materials lessons were found under Browse in the following sections: Art, Science, Vocational Education, and Special Collections  Web-site   
Teacherís Curriculum Links
http://www.schdist43.bc.ca/schools/22/teacher-links.htm

 

General

Grades k-12 

Multiple materials  Curriculum links to lesson plans and Curriculum Materials.  Web-site   
The Math Mole
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook
General

Grades 3-5; 9-12 

Multiple materials  Curriculum materials with information and models  Web-site   
Dow/NSTA
http://thechalkboard.com/NSTA.html
General

Grades 9-12 

Polymers  Two lessons:

Some effects of additives in plastics

Preparation of a reusable ice pack 

Web-site   
Smile Program Chemistry
http://www.iit.edu/~smile/cheminde.html
General

5-14 

Multiple Materials  A collection of 200 Chemistry lessons.  Web-site  Good sources in the categories of States of Matter, Chemistry of the Elements, and Compounds, and Materials. 
Materials Science and Engineering 
http://www.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/home.html
Materials Science

7-14 

Multiple Materials  8 Modules: Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, Semiconductors, Composites, Concrete, and Energy  Web-site  Downloadable or purchased for $40 set.

Judy Brewer

c/oMAST Modules

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Illinois

1304 W. Green Street

Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 333-1441 

Elements Homepage
http://www.ul.ie/~childsp/elements
General

Grades 5-6 

Multiple Materials  Magazine published by University of Limerick  Web-site  Contact Site 
NASA Spacelink
http://spacelink.nasa.gov
General

Grades 5-6 

Multiple materials  Magazine published by University of Limerick  Web-site   
The American Plastics Council
http://www.plasticsresources.com
Polymers

K-6

 

Polymers  Plasctics in Our World  Print/Kit  Free. Call 800-2-Help-90 
The Plastic Bag Association  Polymers

K-6 

Polymers  Donít Let a Good Thing Go to Waste  Print/Kit  Free. Call 1-800-438-5856 
The American Plastics Council
http://www.plasticsresources.com
Polymers

7-12 

Polymers  Plastics in Our World  Print/Kit  Free. Call 800-2-Help-90 
The Polystyrene Packaging Council
http://www.socplas.org/Involvement/Ext2301.html
Polymers

K-8 

Polymers  Polystyrene Packaging and the Environment  Sourcebook of classroom activities  $2.00. Call SPI at 1-800/541-0736 
The American Plastics Council
http://www. plasticsresources.com
Polymers

9-12 

Polymers  How to Set Up A School Recycling Program  Print/Kit  Free. Call 800-2-Help-90. Ext. 2302 
Virtual Field Trips
Title and Address  Subject and Grade Level  Materials Type  Type of Activity  Media Type  Availability 
Smithsonian
http://www.si.edu/organiza/start.htm
General

K-12 

Gems and Minerals  Tour of gem and mineral collection  Web-site  http://galaxy.einet.net/images/gems/gems-icons.html 
World Wide Virtual Library
http://www.w3.org/
General

K-15 

Multiple materials  A highly developed subject index to other sites on the web.  Web-site   
Florida Information Resource Network
http://www.firn.edu/instruct/exhibits.htm
General

K-12 

Multiple materials  Time Life Photo Gallery. Large database.  Web-site   
Tenet Resource Center
http://www.tenet.edu
General 

K-12 

Multiple materials  Virtual field trips, museums and more, links to other www sites  Web-site