Materials in Today's World

Summary and Final Tasks



In this lesson, we continued to explore how the crystal structure can affect materials properties, in this case, the properties of ceramic materials. In addition to learning about ceramic crystal structure, the properties of the several forms of carbon were presented. These property combinations make carbon extremely important in many commercial sectors, including the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology that we will explore further in a later lesson. Numerous applications of ceramics, including glass, clays, refractories, and abrasives were introduced and discussed.

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 7 tasks!

You have reached the end of Lesson 7! Double-check the to-do list on the Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 8.