Explore Materials

Engineers work with lots of different types of materials. Explore lots of ideas about materials from camouflage and invisibility to rough/smooth and how to survey material surfaces. Engineers also design new materials – read our comic and think about what you would want a new material to be able to do

Overview

Topic:

Materials

Activity:

Science Experiments

Suitable for:

Groups, Individuals

Age range:

Time:

20 minutes

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WHY NOT TRY

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NEED ANOTHER CHALLENGE?

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MEET OUR ENGINEER

Faisal, Mechanical Engineer

Nadimul Haque Faisal is a Mechanical Engineer – he loves exploring different materials and designing new types of materials with improved properties, like increased strength or improved ability to capture energy from the sun.

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STORY TIME

If you Designed a Material what would it do?

Engineers use lots of different materials in their creations. Some engineers also design new materials with even better properties. This comic gives some suggestions of exciting new materials, with a range of everyday uses. What kind of material would you design?

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