Announcing a new tool for teaching youngsters about materials science

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, building on lessons developed by Missouri S&T, is proud to introduce our Mini Materials Kit, a collection of seven simple demonstrations for use practically anywhere by parents, teachers, and students who are utilizing online and at-home teaching resources.

The lessons are written for a wide age-range of learners and the whole family can have fun learning about such topics as:

The Science of Silly Putty®                        What is Fiber Optics?                  Magic Color Beads and UV Light   

How are Glass Fibers Made?                     What is Fluorescence?                What is a Shape Memory Alloy?

Does heating an aluminum nail make it harder?   

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The Mini Materials Kit provides interesting activities to be done at home or in the classroom and can be purchased for only $49; quantity discounts are available for orders of 5 or more! Contact us at for more information.

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Click here to review the seven demonstrations.

The seven science lessons in the Mini Materials Kit comply with Next Generation Science Standards.

If you would like to donate kits to a teacher or classroom near you, contact We can make sure that the teacher or school you designate receives your donated kit(s)!

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