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Strange Matter

helps students discover materials science and the secrets of everyday stuff. Find out what happens when you heat silicon, iron, or carbon. Learn how materials science helps fight cancer, make buildings safer, improve equipment and the environment. Activities in the 60-page teachers guide challenge students to examine their material world in a different way -- through the eyes of materials scientists. (Ontario Science Centre and Materials Research Society, National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

Scientists look at materials from a unified point of view: they look for connections between the underlying structure of a material, its properties, how processing changes it, and what the material can do, its performance.
Zone in on a Coke can to an atom-level.

Zoom in to 10 -10 m

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