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Abstract Title: Nanotechnology in Science Club
Abstract: Various nanotechnology activities were introduced to third–fourth grade pupils. Providing idea of 'a material can act differently when it's nanometer-sized', two inquiry activities concerning surface areas were conducted. Wonderful memory wire activity were designed for attracting pupils' interests in investigating how Nitinol (an special alloy) works, in terms of atomic structures, physical properties, and its applications. More fun with huge bubbles activity was integrated into nanoscience classroom. Finally, nano surface property is focused. The pupils were asked to compare the similarity and differentiation between hydrophobic and hydrophilic surface of several kinds of materials. Learning nanotechnology through this set of activity, most of students revealed that they enjoyed with all curious materials that teachers let them played and also had fun with designing/making their own toys from those nano-materials.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Choojit Sarapak
Mahidol University, University of Wisconsin - Madison
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Tussatrin  Kruathong