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SCIENCE MATTERS Education and Research Newsletter

Education and Research Newsletter
Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara
Volume 8, Issue 2 Fall 2009
For many scientists, the thought of explaining their re-
search to a seven year old fills them with trepidation. How
do you explain complex scientific concepts to someone
with little background in science and a limited attention
span? The MRL's It's a Material World program attempts
to do just that by bringing new materials to local elemen-
tary school students in an engaging, hands-on way.
It's a Material World was
designed in 2006 as a set
of new materials that
could be taken out to
schools and presented like
a hands-on science mu-
seum exhibit. The exhibit
consists of five stations,
each exploring a different type of material; the current ro-


Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Mathematics