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Exploring the Nanoworld with LEGO Bricks: Structure-Property Relationships at the Nanoscale


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    University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Exploring the Nanoworld with LEGO Bricks: Structure-Property Relationships at the Nanoscale

In this activity (pages 32-41), learners learn how the atomic and molecular arrangement of matter are related to physical properties. This activity also introduces materials at the cutting edge of nanoscale science and technology, where the size of individual solid particles of material approaches molecular dimensions. Learners learn about concepts like polymer cross-linking, giant magnetoresistance, and plasmon resonance. Additional instructions are provided in Appendices 3.2 and 3.6.

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Learning Time:

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Age Range:
Ages 14 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Model

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Electromagnetic Fields
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Bonding
    • Light and Optics
      • Vibration and Waves
    • States of Matter
      • Solids
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Atomic Structure

Informal Categories


  • Model Building
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Bradley University, ©2012

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • LEGO Dacta

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