Comparing Crystals

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2003-10-01
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Sharp, Janet
Hoiberg, Karen
Chumbley, Scott
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Ames National Laboratory

Ames National Laboratory is a government-owned, contractor-operated national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), operated by and located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

For more than 70 years, the Ames National Laboratory has successfully partnered with Iowa State University, and is unique among the 17 DOE laboratories in that it is physically located on the campus of a major research university. Many of the scientists and administrators at the Laboratory also hold faculty positions at the University and the Laboratory has access to both undergraduate and graduate student talent.

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Materials Science and Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering teaches the composition, microstructure, and processing of materials as well as their properties, uses, and performance. These fields of research utilize technologies in metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and electronic materials.

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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering was formed in 1975 from the merger of the Department of Ceramics Engineering and the Department of Metallurgical Engineering.

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Most upper elementary science curricula contain some sort of lesson in which students identify and compare the visual structure of table salt and table sugar. So, when we set out to conduct this rather standard lesson with our fifth-grade students, we expected them to learn how to use some of their senses to identify salt and sugar granules and to be able to describe some of the differences between them. Instead, we found students' curiosity propelled the lesson forward, and they began asking good questions themselves.

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This article is published as Sharp, Janet, Karen Hoiberg, and Scott Chumbley. "Comparing crystals." Science and Children 41, no. 2 (2003): 33. Posted with permission.

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