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boyEvery time you listen to your ipod, ride your bike or send a text message on your mobile phone, you are benefiting from a design influenced at some point by the skills and knowledge of a Material Scientist. Important material choices that affect the strength and rigidity of a mountain bike frame, the durability of an mp3 player shell or the flexibility of a mobile handset key must be made during the development to ensure lasting quality and comfort.

girlIn this section, we have a number of interactive animations that you can play with and use to explore the world around us. Check out the interior materials of a sports car, take a camera apart and examine its component materials or test your knowledge of materials and their uses with our online quizzes!

A set of these animations and more information is also available for free on our Materials Interactive CD-ROM.

 

Picture of the Materials card game Games
Interactive and fun games - explore the Materials world!
Picture of one of the quizzes Quizzes
Play one of our quizzes and see how many questions you can get right first time (though feel free to take as many guesses as you like!)!
Competition picture Competition
Can you name a famous person who has studied or practised Materials?