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Nanofabric Demonstration


This demonstration is a product of Nanodays and Nise Network ( Including in your demonstration kit is a guide with directions and information on how nanotechnology is involved.





In this demonstration you have two pairs of mini pants. One pair is made with nanofabric.



Use the dropper bottle to squeeze water onto one pair of pants?



What happens?



Now try dropping some water onto the other pair. Does the same thing happen?



Observe the difference.

What's going on? Check the guide here.


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This demonstration meets the following California Science Standards:

Physical Science

  • K–4: Properties of materials can be observed, measured, and predicted
  • 5–8: Elements and their combinations account for all the varied types of matter in the world
  • 5–8: Structure and properties of matter
  • 9–12: Atomic and molecular structure

Investigation and Experimentation

  • K–4: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions
  • 5–8: Classifying objects
  • 5–8: Ability to conduct scientific inquiry
  • 9–12: Formulate explanations by using logic and evidence
  • 9–12: Investigate a science-based societal issue

Technical and educational staff services are possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation through support via the NNIN.