Glencoe Science Level Red
Time line of inventions
Project Type: History
Have students explore the use of ceramics in society. Ask students to construct a time line of this ancient material and how it is being used in new and creative ways with constantly changing technology. Discuss with your students the impact that traditional ceramics such as art, dinnerware, pottery, and brick had on society and compare it to the impact that ceramics are having on our society today.
Lead a group discussion on the advancement of ceramics. Debate the pros and cons as a class.
Visit these sites to help you research the history and advancement of ceramics.
The American Ceramics Society
Introduction to Ceramics
The Invention of Pottery
History of Ceramics
Scientific Principles of Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics Technology Roadmap
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