This book was produced by U.S. Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The book begins with a short history of the development of materials handling and uses for the benefit of mankind since the hammered copper (8,000 BC) and silk production up to fiber optics and Buckminsterfullerene, also called buckyballs, near 1985.
The idea behind the materials science technology is that "The philosophy that underlies this introductory materials science and technology (MST) curriculum has as much to do with how things are taught as with what is taught. The instructional approach is based on the idea that students cannot learn through talk or textbooks alone. To understand materials, they must experiment with them, work with their hands to discover their nature and properties, and apply the scientific concepts they learn by “doing” to designing and creating products of their own choosing."
The book includes several experiments and demonstrations. Among them:
At the end of the Handbook we find a Resource Appendix
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