Instructional Resources

Here you will find a list of textbooks and other instructional resources to help create a firm foundation to launch your Materials Science class.

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MST Teacher's Handbook

Developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, this handbook is an Introduction to Materials Science and Technology -- creating an MST environment -- standards, learning goals, assessment -- experiments and demonstrations.

Materials Videos

American Society of Metals extensive collection of 100's of materials related videos.

Related NSF Programs

National Science Foundation has nationwide resources for technician education.  A wide variety of organizations are working on certifications, curriculum development, learning style specific content and education.

  • MATEC - Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center, Maricopa Community College
  • MRS - Materials Research Society
  • MRSEC - University of Wisconsin - Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
  • NCME - National Center for Manufacturing Education, Sinclair Community College
  • NSF- National Science Foundation
  • SpaceTEC - a National Resource Center for Aerospace Technical Education is the focal point for providing aerospace related post-secondary technical assistance for aerospace employees. SpaceTEC and its partners offer programs that prepare candidates to become Certified Aerospace Technicians. Potential candidates must meet minimum established pre-requisites and successfully pass the computer-based knowledge exam and the oral and hands-on practical exams. Based at Brevard Community College, Cocoa Beach Florida, SpaceTEC has eleven partner institutions in eight states.
  • Weld-ed.org - The National Center for Welding Education and Training (dba Weld-Ed) is housed at Lorain County Community College (LCCC) in Elyria, Ohio. The Center is a collaboration of community colleges, universities, workforce agencies, and business and industry members representing welding and materials joining industry perspectives. The Center’s primary mission is to expand the number of higher skilled welding technicians while at the same time addressing the overall welding and materials joining needs of a multifaceted industry.

Course Designs

From CNC to laser cutting to additive manufacturing, these courses are freely available as open source classroom resources.

Instructional Resources

 These are educational products in engineering including kits, labs, books, workshops and posters.

  • Engineering Education Service Center - is an engineering education company that specializes in providing products for K-12 schools to teach and share the fun of engineering. From curriculum to books, DVDs, posters, T-shirts and other motivational products, we aim to make engineering understandable and accessible to everyone.

Books

Recommended by educators and technicians as excellent tools for teaching and learning material science.

Textbooks for 2 Year Materials Technician Programs

Textbooks for 4 year programs

Individual Textbooks

Web Sites & Other Resources

Innovative materials resources from a wide variety of providers including professional organizations, university programs, state and federal projects and national laboratories.

Career Resources

Guides and support information for students to explore career pathways, job descriptions and educational preparation requirements.

Papers & Publications

More depth by thought leaders in the areas of standards, high school pathways, defining material science concepts and forming focus groups.