Material Detail

Work Hardening and Annealing of Copper

Work Hardening and Annealing of Copper

This activity will demonstrate the process of work hardening and annealing of a copper. Students will get the opportunity to see the hardening of metal by deformation, experience the process of work hardening, explain the effects of work hardening in metals and experience property changes affected by annealing. This activity would be appropriate for grades 4 through high school and college level, with each age group gaining different educational benefits. Around 60 minutes is required for the demonstration. Student, instructor and course evaluation questions are included. This document will serve as a framework for instructors and may be downloaded in PDF format.


  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.