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Using composite materials to replace bone
In this podcast, Professor Chris Rudd, Dean of the faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, describes his work with composite materials in the car industry and how it can be applied to the field of medicine. Traditionally, patients who have lost bone in an accident or have had bone removed due to cancer have had to endure two very long and very painful operations. One operation to attach steel plates to the bone, and a second operation once the bone has healed, to remove them. F
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Polymeric Materials in Everyday Life
Steven Howdle, Professor of Chemistry, talks about Polymeric materials and how Chemistry doesn’t always mean wearing a white coat!
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7.5 Materials costs

There will be many categories of materials, supplies and consumables used in a project. Once again, the materials that are in constant use and easily and ‘freely’ available in an organisation might be overlooked in costing the project. For example, it is easy to assume that stationary will be available in much the same way as it is for day-to-day work. However, a project is a bounded activity, and if you are to understand the full cost of achieving the outcomes, you will need to know
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Using composite materials to replace bone
In this podcast, Professor Chris Rudd, Dean of the faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, describes his work with composite materials in the car industry and how it can be applied to the field of medicine. Traditionally, patients who have lost bone in an accident or have had bone removed due to cancer have had to endure two very long and very painful operations. One operation to attach steel plates to the bone, and a second operation once the bone has healed, to remove them. F
Author(s): Rudd Christopher D. Professor

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Understanding health - taster materials
Alcohol abuse, healthy living and Alzheimer’s disease all regularly hit the headlines. This unit will take a brief look at these issues and introduces you to the type of issues that you would be asked to examine should you wish to study OU course Y158 Understanding Health.
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Dripping Wet or Dry as a Bone?
Students use a sponge and water model to explore the concept of relative humidity and create a percent scale.
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Teen Bead Montessori Materials
Trying to improve your child's math skills? Learn how Montessori
teachers explain the concept of teen numbers in this free educational
video clip about Montessori math methods.

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Montessori Math Methods : Large Decimal Montessori Materials
Curious about Montessori curriculum? In this clip learn how Montessori teaches decimals to preschoolers.  A large decimal card is laid out.


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The 45 Math Montessori Materials
Montessori uses many materials for a hands on approach to
learning. Get tips for using the 45 layout to teach preschoolers numbers
in this video clip about Montessori math methods.

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Image Composite Explorer
The Image Composite Explorer is designed to be an easy first step into the realm of Earth system science, image processing, data analysis, and satellite remote sensing via your Web browser. Click to read About ICE and the rationale for its design; for an in-depth tutorial, read the ICE Users Guide; or jump right in to the Channel Islands example if you prefer to learn using a hands-on approach. A Teacher’s Guide is available for educators who wish to use ICE in their classrooms.
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Materials smackdown
Who will best survive compression: Plastica (acrylic) or the Crystal Crusader (glass)? What about Incredible Bulk (polystyrene) or Mr. Cheese (mozzarella)? In this materials science activity, students experience four of these sorts of matches where pairs of materials are crushed in a virtual machine. Before and after each match, students learn about the properties of the materials that they are testing. Before watching the crushing, students can read brief histories and summations of the strengt
Author(s): Materials Research Society,Ontario Science Centre

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Testing materials for thermal conductivity
Students will recognize the significant causes of heat loss in the home. Students will realize the importance of using proper insulation with a high R-value to reduce heat transfer. The differences in conduction among several materials will be observed. This activity is for use with the fact sheet: Energy conservation in the whole. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
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Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Class Materials
This web site is maintained by John Winter of Whitman College, and contains 31 PowerPoint presentations for an igneous and metamorphic petrology course. The course and the lectures are keyed to his text, An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. The PowerPoint presentations are organized by chapter and contain many maps, graphs and illustrations. Each chapter is a separate PowerPoint file that can be downloaded and modified to suit the user's needs. In addition, the website includes
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Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence Workbook
This online workbook was developed for use as a companion to the Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence. It provides recommendations for selecting, evaluating, and producing quality environmental education lesson plans, curricula, and other instructional materials. Key characteristics of the workbook are fairness and accuracy, depth, emphasis on skills, action orientation, instructional soundness, and usability. The workbook is organized in modules so the user can choose to
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Dental Materials
Dr. Stephen Bayne's course on dental materials, including gold alloys, composites, amalgams, glass ionomers, ceramics, waxes, etc. for operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics.
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Structural materials in cells
Where does the structure of our body come from? This unit looks at the structure of cells and how proteins are used by both animals and plants to create a framework for cellular growth. You will also learn how a material as fine as spider silk can exceed the strength of steel.
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Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials
What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions while introducing some fundamental concepts such as wave-particle duality, quantum confinement, the electronic structure of solids, and the relationship between size and properties in nanomaterials.
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Training Educators to Design and Develop ODL Materials
Welcome to this facilitator’s guide. It contains exciting materials for conducting a workshop to train educators to develop Open and Distance Learning (ODL) resources. As you navigate through this document you will find materials needed for planning and conducting sessions for training educators in the development of ODL learning resources. These materials have been designed so that they can be used for professional development as well as for personal knowledge. This facilitator’s guide is
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Hands on the Land Teaching Materials
Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida. HOL is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners. Public lands comprise approximately one-third of the acreage of the U.S., and you'll soon see they are rich in historical, archaeological and environmental learning opportunities. Through the HOL network of field classrooms, Feder
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Hands on the Land Teaching Materials
Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida. HOL is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners. Public lands comprise approximately one-third of the acreage of the U.S., and you'll soon see they are rich in historical, archaeological and environmental learning opportunities. Through the HOL network of field classrooms, Feder
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