Resources for Teachers

ACerS is pleased to offer a variety of resources for middle and high school teachers who have an interest in teaching materials science.  From our Materials Science Classroom Kit to free downloadable lessons and instructional videos, classroom resources are just a click away!

Download Free Lessons

The nine lessons contained in the kit, plus an additional six lessons, are available to download for free, if a lab is already equipped with the necessary components and supplies needed to perform the experiments. Three lessons requiring liquid nitrogen are available as part of the free downloadable lessons for any teachers who are able to obtain their own liquid nitrogen.

Download Free Posters for your Classroom

Informative, high-quality posters are available for you to download and print.  A number of topics dealing with ceramic and glass science are available to you; additional topics are under development and new posters will be added soon!

ACerS offers a variety of useful information regarding ceramic and glass materials! Learn some Fun Facts about Ceramics (PDF).

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The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation supports educational outreach to students of all ages.

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View instructional videos for each of the demos in our Materials Science Classroom Kit

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Materials Science Classroom Kit

Discover what a fantastic teaching tool the Materials Science Classroom Kit is! Fun, hands-on lessons and labs introduce students to the four basic classes of materials: ceramics, composites, metals, and polymers.

Check out our new Mini Materials Demo Kit!

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 Demo 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.

Free Study Guides for The Magic of Ceramics

In addition to the nine lessons contained in the Materials Science Classroom Kit, study guides are available for each chapter of The Magic of Ceramics, the book that is included with each Materials Science Classroom Kit.

Replacement Supplies

Replacement supplies are available for most of the consumable items in the Materials Science Classroom Kit. You can now conveniently order one kit that includes replacement materials for the kit.