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  • 11th
  • 12th
  • College Credit
  • Credit=1 (2 Semesters)
  • Dual Credit


Pre-Requisite:  None

Course Description: Materials science combines metallurgy, ceramics, solid-state physics, and chemistry. This is an exciting area of study that is often on the cutting edge. Development of new materials and improvements to existing ones have important applications for improving daily life as well as advancing other fields. In this inquiry-based laboratory experience, students will ask valid scientific questions and gather and analyze information. Materials Science is the systematic study of solid materials used in engineering and design. Also discussed are the qualitative and quantitative methods of describing and measuring these materials. A variety of applications are examined.

Work Load:  Individual and group lab work. Student journal. Class time provided for all documentation and study.

Why would you be interested in the Class:  Inherently interesting because it can answer "why" for most things that happen in daily life, Materials science is for those who are curious, enjoy learning new things, and balance logical and creative thinking. The course is lab-based, so there is little homework.

College Credit: Lake Washington Technical College - Applied Materials Technology - ENGT 141 - 4 credits

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