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Carbon Fiber—The Material of the Future?

Can you see the future in a carbon fiber? A Real Engineering video describes the development of carbon fiber as a building material. It also explains some applications of carbon fiber in aerospace and sporting goods, including proposed uses on future rockets and spacecraft.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners research other new materials
  • Provide pupils with a timeline to complete as they watch the video
Classroom Considerations
  • References previous videos in the playlist on aluminum and silicon
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Pictures and video footage lets viewers see real examples of carbon fiber
  • Explanations are clear and informative
Cons
  • None