Climbable playground equipment in the shape of different forms of carbon. The pieces are part of the science playground installed at the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, Illinois. Accompanying website and educational curriculum has been developed to complement the playground pieces. The website introduces children at the elementary school level to the properties of carbon. The children can follow the story of Carl, a carbon atom, on his quest to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up and learn about carbon-containing molecules. On Allotrope Island, visitors learn about allotropes of carbon through online video sources, interactive games, and other online adventures. Additionally, the website also provides Discovery Projects for children to examine the properties of carbon offline. Developed by the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, Illinois and the Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) at University of Madison Wisconsin.
- Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
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