Research and report on materials that are used in response to human and societal needs. These materials might include but are not limited to synthetic polymers such as Kevlar or Gortex; or radioactive isotopes such as U235, or C14, etc… Recognize the intended (and realized) benefits as well as any risks or trade-offs required in their production and use.
Materials exist throughout our physical world. The structures of materials influence their physical properties, chemical reactivity and use.
People develop new materials as a response to the needs of society and the pursuit of knowledge. This development may have risks and benefits to humans and the environment.