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Materials Science Videos (6 results)

Materials science is a fascinating area of research that is often at the cutting edge of science and engineering. It involves both developing new materials and improving on existing ones, and has important applications both for improving daily life and for advancing other fields of research. You can try your hand at making and testing all kinds of substances from plastic to slime.

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Make your own fun, colorful shapes with sand and glue! In this fun science activity, you will use a process similar to "binder jetting," a type of 3D printing. However, you don't even need a 3D printer to do it! Just some sand, glue, a cup, and a spoon. Written instructions are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/3D-print-with-sand?from=YouTube Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,500 other hands-on science…
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Design and 3D print your own flexible fabric in this fun STEM activity! When we think of 3D printing, we usually think of solid, rigid parts, but with a few clever tricks you can also print flexible fabrics. This video will show you how. Written instructions are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/3D-printed-fabric?from=YouTube The Tinkercad files features in this video are available here: circle mesh:…
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Print fun, colorful objects with royal icing, just like a 3D printer would! In this fun and easy science activity, you use a technique similar to fused deposition modeling, the technique used by most common "consumer" 3D printers. You will print 3D objects yourself with royal icing. No 3D printer or plastic needed! Written instructions are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/3d-print-with-icing?from=YouTube Science Buddies also hosts a…
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Have you ever wondered why the yummy pieces in your cereal cluster in one area or why your trail mix is never well mixed? Watch this video and find out why this happens! This is our third entry in the @Veritasium Science Communication Contest. It was made by Dr. Sabine DeBrabandere, a Science Buddies' staff scientist. Science Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the joy of hands-on STEM learning to students worldwide. Since 2001, Science Buddies has worked to make…
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This video shows how to use Tinkercad to design and 3D print your own snowflake ornament. Written instructions are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/design-3D-print-snowflake?from=YouTube Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,500 other hands-on science projects, lesson plans, and fun activities for K-12 parents, students, and teachers! Visit us at http://www.sciencebuddies.org?from=YouTube to learn…
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Have you ever grown an object out of mushroom roots? In this activity, you will use mushroom roots (also called mycelium) to grow a biodegradable material that can be molded into a product of your liking. Detailed written instructions are available on our website at https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/mushroom-mycelium?from=YouTube Mycelium growing kits are sold by Grow.bio Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,500 other hands-on science projects, lesson…
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