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Name

Dan Whalen

Date

6/8/01

URL

http://composite.about.com/industry/composite/

Web Site Title

Composite Materials

Web Site Author

Barry Berenberg

Appropriate Grade

9 12

Content Standards

NA

Primary Use

Students can identify new types of materials on the market and how they are made.

Educational Value

of Site

It gives students insight to the new materials on the market and how they can be used with their project or in a future project. It also is a site that can show how we are coping with an ever-changing world where we need to use our resources and waste to our best advantage. New materials come on the market almost daily and students need to keep abreast of the latest that is out there.

Strengths of Site

It has a great variety of products to check out that are not readily available to look at locally. Products are listed and described in detail as well as having been referenced as to what type of project it is to be used on. The site is well set up in that the side menu allows great mobility within the site to the immense information.

Weaknesses of Site

It is not a commercial free site and has many distractive boxes that pop up as well as the advertisements that are always present. It is part of a larger site and a student could get lost but with minimal knowledge of the internet navigating on this site should be easy.

 

 

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