Corning Museum Field Trip

Students learn about the pyroceramic material discovered by accident in the 1950s and now found commonly in the household kitchen as CorningWare® bakeware
Students learn about the pyroceramic material discovered by accident in the 1950s and now found commonly in the household kitchen as CorningWare bakeware

Recently, members of the South Williamsport Area ACS High School Chemistry Club, along with current & former chemistry students, traveled to theCorning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. The trip was part of a field trip sponsored by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania and the school district’s Parent Teacher Organization. As a pre-requisite to attending the field trip, students were required to investigate and report on topics/techniques related to glass working and glass chemistry. This included the production of Pyrex and Gorilla Glass, the coloring of glass using various metal ions and artistic techniques used to create “ice glass”. Continue reading “Corning Museum Field Trip”