In this lesson, we're going to look at the economic, environmental, and societal issues of materials science. The textbook reading for this week will introduce these topics, while the additional text on this website will supplement the reading material and explore further the topics of green design and social justice with regard to materials. The video for this lesson, Making Stuff: Cleaner, explores the science and technology of making energy production and usage cleaner and more efficient. Materials development in generating, storing, and distributing energy towards creating a more sustainable future are highlighted in the video.
Read sections 20.1 - 20.4 in the customized e-book (answer quiz questions on those sections, and then return to this website).