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. 


Students will learn to identify and differentiate between:

  • Metals
  • Polymers
  • Ceramics
  • Composites


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. 

Course Fee: Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link.

 CTE Dual Credit:  This course is CTE Dual Credit approved and articulated with Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Students who demonstrate proficiency of the college course competencies with a ‘B’ (3.0) or better grade may be eligible to earn college credit through the Tech Prep program. Students MUST register for CTE Dual Credit while they are enrolled in the high school course and also are required to pay a non-refundable annual consortium fee.