Lesson Plan

Viscoelasticity

Stretch one's mind about viscoelastic materials. Future engineers learn about viscoelastic materials and how they differ from solids and fluids. They discover how the molecular structures of the materials relate to their properties, including strain rate dependence, stress relaxation, creep, hysteresis, and preconditioning.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a materials engineer to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Seventh of 11 parts in the Next-Generation Surgical Tools in the Body unit
  • Resource suggests conducting the first half of the associated activity, Creepy Silly Putty, before the lesson
Pros
  • Includes a PowerPoint presentation and worksheets to use with the class
  • Provides background information for instructors
Cons
  • None
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