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Unit 2: Materials and Structures

Insulated food containers

Design and Build an Insulated Food Container

Students will design and build a prototype of a device to keep food cold for a specified time.

physical and chemical changes header

Exploring Physical and Chemical Changes

Students observe and classify physical and chemical changes of matter.

Mike Stanzel headshot

Mike Stanzel

Technical Sales Manager

I’m a sales professional who specializes in selling technical or scientific products.
Portrait de Megan Katz

Megan Katz

Prosthetic Technician

Megan is a prosthetic technician who makes and repairs artificial limbs.
Michaella Chemello cuisinant et servant des crêpes au Stampede de Calgary

Michaella Chemello

Engineer in Training (Civil)

I am a Civil/Structural Engineer-In-Training at Fluor Canada.
Ryley Gray

Ryley Gray

Civil Structural Design Engineer

Ryley Gray is a Civil Structural Design Engineer for Fluor Canada Ltd.
Coiled copper wire

Why Wires?

Learn about how wires are produced and used.

Colourful liquids and periodic table

Describing and Classifying Matter

Learn about the physical and chemical properties of matter.

Hut on a tiny island

How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Design and build a structure that protects toy people from the wind.

Anghel Saligny Bridge

Why is a Triangle a Strong Shape?

Triangles are very strong shapes which makes them important when building strong and stable structures

Objects made of different materials

Types of Materials

Descriptions and properties of common materials such as wood, metal, glass, plastics, ceramics and paper.

Objects made from a variety of materials

Properties of Materials

10 images showing objects that are hard, soft, flexible, rigid, rough, smooth, strong, fragile, buoyant and non-buoyant

Screen shot from Solutioneers Episode 2

The Solutioneers Week 2: Ready to Roll

This week's episodes and hands-on activity explore re-engineering.

Camilla Sullivan

Camilla Sullivan

Tower and Mobile Crane Operator

Camilla Sullivan is a Tower and Mobile Crane Operator, located in Newfoundland.
Ashley Ritchie | Apprenti maçonne

Ashley Ritchie

Bricklaying Apprentice

Ashley Ritchie is a Bricklaying Apprentice at Straight Line Masonry.