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Materials Science Instructional Materials
This is a compendium of demonstrations exploring the properties of materials, from the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI.)
Browse the 40 instructional materials published in nanoHUB from the Transport Phenomena Archive.
From Adam Powell:
I'm pleased to be working with Joe Cychosz to resurrect the Transport Phenomena Archive here on nanoHUB! Matt Krane and I built this in the early- to mid-00s as a resource for materials transport educators. It used to be at teaching.matdl.org until that resource closed down a few years back.
The other day a colleague mentioned that she had been "stealing" my problems and resources from the Archive for her classes years ago. My reply was, and remains, please, "steal" away! There is no higher compliment, as using them indicates their utility and quality. These are meant to be open educational resources for the public at large, their purpose is to facilitate the work of educators and students in formal and informal settings.
But do note that they are (almost all) copyrighted, and their licenses place some limitations on what you can do with them. You may freely read them, print and copy them, share them with friends, and use them in classes as you like. If you distribute them, be sure to include copyright information, and make sure you're abiding by license limitations – or contact the authors regarding separate licensing.
Big thanks to the WPI Morgan Teaching and Learning Center for promoting open educational resources, for the inspiration to seek out a host such as nanoHUB (IIRC that was Laura Robinson), and for a Faculty Learning Community Teaching Innovation Grant to support work on enhancing the impact of these and related resources. Thanks also to Edwin Garcia and Tanya Faltens for facilitating the move to the new host.
Share and enjoy!