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Exploring the Material World:
Three Classroom Teaching Modules

   
 

Bring the scientific research done at the the Advanced Light Source into your classroom using these complete teaching modules.

   
 
 Material World   EXPLORING THE MATERIAL WORLD
What is it about a material that makes it hard, brittle, or a good electrical conductor? Powerful new tools like the Advanced Light Source help scientists probe the inner structure of materials.
     
 Kevlar   KEVLAR--THE WONDER MATERIAL
A material so strong it stops bullets! Find out why Kevlar is so strong. And learn how research facilities like the Advanced Light Source can reveal the details of Kevlar's structure.
     
 Selenium   SELENIUM: A WINDOW ON WETLANDS
Wetlands are natural recycling plants, but they are often endangered by the waste people put there. Understanding the complex processes that enable a marsh to clean water, recycle nutrients, and immobilize toxic elements will help us protect these diminishing resources.
   
 

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