Materials scientists study the structures and properties of materials, including glass, metals, rubber, ceramics, alloys, semiconductors and polymers. They discover ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials to use in a variety of products.
Materials scientists are observant, committed and organised. Do you have the skills and attributes to become a materials scientist?
Today we looked at the properties some common materials and tested them to see how heavy they were, whether they conducted electricity and if they were magnetic. We then thought about the uses of these materials.
Can you find anywhere these materials have been used in your home?