Download a Teacher's Guide
Our teacher's guide is focused for grades 5 to 8.
It includes background on the exhibition, pre- and post-visit
hands-on activities using inexpensive, easy-to-find materials,
teaching strategies, a glossary, resource lists and more.
Download the Guide
(At 1.4 MB, the guide will take about 4 minutes to download
on a 56KB modem. If you don’t already have a copy,
need the free Acrobat Reader to view and
print the guide.)
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Demoworks - The Fine Art
of Materials Demonstrations
Download 60 pages of over 43 materials science demonstrations.
Created by a Yale materials science professor as a teaching
resource for her introductory class. Objectives, materials,
procedures, explanations and references are provided with
If you don’t already have a copy, you’ll need
the free Acrobat
Reader to view and print the guide.