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ERIC Number: EJ1160196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Bulletproof Ice: How to Teach Materials Science Using Pykrete
Riggs, Caroline
School Science Review, v99 n366 p29-30 Sep 2017
Students make and test a seemingly impossible material made from ice and sawdust that had been developed for possible emergency use during the Second World War. It was open to the students to be creative with their methods of testing the viability of such a material. The thought of making a battleship from ice that would gradually melt seems ridiculous, but if used in the freezing temperatures of the North Atlantic Ocean the possibility is there because the presence of salt in the ater lowers the melting point.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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