2020 virtual learning specials - materials science videos and activities:
Materials Mondays (materials research virtual presentations)
Brief lab tour videos by graduate students:
Gordon Pace (conductive plastics)
Caroline Reilly (LED research)
Veronica Reynolds (soft pressure sensors)
Elias Sebti - Heat transfer experiment and batteries research
Sarah Innes-Gold - Building a model for articular cartilage
Other remote learning ideas from our 2020 Science Teacher Workshop
"Ask A Scientist" Videos
Students are given a brief introduction to solar energy and UCSB research in photovoltaics, and build their own small solar car. The workshop is suitable for upper elementary to high school students. For more information please contact Dotti Pak and please click the image above for the video from MRL Grad Student Nicole Schauser.
A related video: "Batteries - Empowering a Greener Future"
MRL graduate student Elias Sebti provides an introduction to energy storage and Lithium-ion batteries.
Students, ranging from elementary to early high school, are given a brief introduction focused on Materials science and the scale of the nanometer, different forms of carbon and the relationship between molecular structure and material properties. Afterward, each student builds his own six-inch carbon-60 molecule. For more information, please contact our education director Dotti Pak.
It’s a Material World!