Listening to scientists – choosing materials for industry

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How does industry choose which material to use?

Lesson idea. Stuart Dye from Granta Design explains how this Cambridge company helps engineers choose materials to make a product.

Teaching approach. This resource was made for general public interest but may find use as enrichment material for science; design and technology. (edit)

Resource details
Title Listening to scientists – choosing materials for industry
Topic Science
Learning Objectives

Understanding that there is a science to choosing materials.

Format / structure

Audio podcast (mp3) - 9 minutes

Age of students / grade

Useful information

Edited from The Science Show on Cambridge 105 FM.

Files and resources to view and download

Radio - audio: interview Stuart Dyer (9 minutes) Right click to Save. Or click to use
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This resource was created by Roger Frost, and is under the ORBIT's CC licence.