Lending Library: Demonstrations

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Magic Sand

 

 

Can sand keep itself dry?

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Surface Area to Volume Effects

 

 

 

Can surface area determine reaction rate?

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Ferrofluid

 

 

 

Can a liquid be magnetic?

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Nanofabric

 

 

 

Can you spill without making a mess?

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Quantum Dots

 

How does size affect the behavior of light?

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Gravity

 

 

Can surface tension beat gravity?

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Static Electricity

 

 

 

Can static electricity beat gravity?

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Thin Films

 

 

 

Can clear things be colorful?

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Self-Assembly

 

Can molecules form themselves into functional structures?

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Human Body

 

 

 

How big are you in nanometers?

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Sunblock

 

 

What's in your sunblock?

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Mitten Challenge

 

 

 

What's the right tool for the job?

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Ball Sorter


How do we sort by size?

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Graphene


What is the thinnest material?

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Hydrogel

How does material behave on the nanoscale?

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Scanning Probe Microscope

What do nanostructures look like?

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Butterfly

Is the butterfly really blue?

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Gummy Capsules

How can things build themselves?

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