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Re: Materials Science C

Post by a_srinivas » September 6th, 2013, 7:52 pm

This should be real interesting.

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Re: Materials Science C

Post by technomario » November 1st, 2013, 8:57 pm

Any tips on getting the lab done in a fast concise matter because last year my partner and I didn't finish.
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Re: Materials Science C

Post by technomario » November 7th, 2013, 4:02 am

Wow this board is a bit barren compared to the others!
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Re: Materials Science C

Post by computergeek3 » November 13th, 2013, 7:05 pm

technomario wrote:Any tips on getting the lab done in a fast concise matter because last year my partner and I didn't finish.
Divide and conquer. I'm not trying to sound sarcastic, that really is the best way to do it.
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Re: Materials Science C

Post by bubbajuba » November 14th, 2013, 3:29 pm

So, materials science is a lab/study event right? I read the rules and it stated that the event is 50% lab and 50% study. :shock:
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Need Some Lab Practice?

Post by Mr_Lund » November 23rd, 2013, 5:56 pm

Greetings Material Scientists!

From what my team experienced last year (2013 season), Material Science seemed to be a bit of a curve ball for the coaches at invitationals. As there aren't many Material Science classes in high schools (from my experience, at least), it seemed very much that few coaches had labs that they could easily perform on the subject.

In an effort to help upgrade this, I'd like to point out the following website which I stumbled upon that has a plethora of excellent demonstrations, labs, and available kits that could be used to help practice the Material Science concepts, and/or generate a quality Material Science event at an Invitational.

The site is the American Ceramics Society website. Here is the main page: www.ceramics.org

The very useful site I found in their pages is this one: http://ceramics.org/acers-community/pre ... d-lab-kits

That site contains labs, teacher notes, discussion questions for each one, and more. The kits are available to purchase, however, many of the labs if you read through them involve materials that could easily be purchased at your local Meijer or Walmart. Some other materials are rather affordable through amazon or ebay. I've already in one day purchased the materials to complete four of these labs.

In a hope to keep this trend going, if you have any online resources that have been helpful, posting them would be a very appreciated form of a "thank you".

Students, bug your coaches to get the materials to do these labs/demos! It will be a great help!

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Re: Materials Science C

Post by sci3ntist » December 6th, 2013, 4:25 pm

At our last tournament there was only a test. Is that supposed to happen?

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Re: Materials Science C

Post by andrewwski » December 22nd, 2013, 9:44 pm

That does not seem to be the intent of the rules, but I suspect it happens quite frequently, especially if the tournament was an invitational.

It's difficult to find decent labs that can be run at tournaments with the equipment found in most high school labs.

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Re: Materials Science C

Post by andrewwski » December 25th, 2013, 9:31 pm

On that note, do any national folks here know who maintains this page? http://mypage.iu.edu/~lwoz/socrime/Modu ... iments.htm

It's the site linked as "resources for event supervisors" on soinc.org, but many of these are quite frankly terrible suggestions or are a very poor demonstration of the concepts they are trying to illustrate.

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