Liberty HS

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/glass, polymers/plastics and composites.  Experiments will be done to demonstrate the effects of different stresses and strains on each of these materials.  Students will also be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned from underlying scientific principles to experiments and projects, several of which can be taken home! 


Students will learn the scientific properties of 4 major categories of materials including:

  • Metals
  • Ceramics/Glass
  • Polymers/Plastics
  • Composites


Students learn through a combination of:

  • Projects, including the famous ring project
  • Lecture/Discussion
  • Inquiry-based laboratory work
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • Demonstrations 

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.