Biomedical Materials

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Experiment with creating your own viscoelastic material using household items. Then read how properties such as elastic modulus and yield strength are used to select the best materials for use in temporary medical implants.

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NGSS: HS-PS1-3; HS-PS2-6
Keywords: Chemistry; Viscosity; Elasticity; Polymers; Physics; Solids; Liquids; Biomedical; Engineering; Elastic Modulus; Yield Strength; Medicine

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From pacemakers to contact lenses, learn about the many applications of biomedical materials or explore additional information on biomaterials outside of medicine.

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