Fees: $35

Learning Recommendations: Prior completion of 1.0 high school science credit.

General Description: This is a lab science class dedicated to the study of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.  Experiments will be done to demonstrate the effects of different stresses, strains and temperatures on each of these materials.  Students will also be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in these experiments to design and develop projects. 

Content:

Students will learn to identify and differentiate between:

  • Metals
  • Polymers
  • Ceramics
  • Composites

Strategies:

Students learn through a combination of:

  • Lecture/Discussion
  • Inquiry-based laboratory work
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • Demonstrations
  • The course consists of approximately 35% class work and 65% lab work. 

Equipment to be provided by student:

*Notes: Completion of this course with a “B” or better qualifies students for college credit at various community/technical college programs in our area.