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Lesson overview:Glass, ceramics and composites

  • Describe the production of glass
  • Give some uses for composites
  • Compare quantitatively the physical properties of glass and clay ceramics, polymers, composites and metals
  • Explain how the properties of materials are related to their uses and select appropriate materials
  • Describe the production of glass
  • Give some uses for composites
  • Compare quantitatively the physical properties of glass and clay ceramics, polymers, composites and metals
  • Explain how the properties of materials are related to their uses and select appropriate materials

This lesson will look at how glass is made as well as the uses of composites and ceramics. We will compare the physical properties of glass, ceramics and composites, and explain how their properties are related to their uses.