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1 Beth Kappus and The MathScience Innovation Center Team

2 “One Inch Tall” by Shel Silverstein

3 If you were only one inch tall, you'd ride a worm to school. The teardrop of a crying ant would be your swimming pool. A crumb of cake would be a feast And last you seven days at least, A flea would be a frightening beast If you were one inch tall. If you were only one inch tall, you'd walk beneath the door, And it would take about a month to get down to the store. A bit of fluff would be your bed, You'd swing upon a spider's thread, And wear a thimble on your head If you were one inch tall. You'd surf across the kitchen sink upon a stick of gum. You couldn't hug your mama, you'd just have to hug her thumb. You'd run from people's feet in fright, To move a pen would take all night, (This poem took fourteen years to write-- 'Cause I'm just one inch tall).

4 Scaling This picture is a drawing of a car before it is built. An Engineer drew this to scale. A scale drawing is used to compare the size of the object on paper with the size of the real object.

5 Magnification The first picture is salt crystals on a table. The second picture is of the salt crystals magnified. Magnification makes objects appear larger to our eyes Scientists use microscopes to magnify objects to observe more details.

6 Lets Observe!

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8 Paper Towel 1000X Magnification

9 Nitinol Wire 720X Magnification

10 Salt 1000X Magnification

11 What is the smallest piece?

12 Why is it important to observe the properties of materials? To help us answer questions. To have the right material for the right job.

13 Who does this Job? Materials Science Engineers Biomedical Engineers Structural Engineers And YOU!


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