Aerogel

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Aerogel

Description: 

This cart demonstration introduces the nanomaterial aerogel, a glass nanofoam. Visitors learn how aerogel is made, how well it insulates, and learn about its other unique properties. They see real aerogel and feel how well it insulates.

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History and nature of science: 

K-4: Science as a human endeavor
5-8: Science as a human endeavor
9-12: Historical perspectives
9-12: Science as a human endeavor

Physical science: 

K-4: Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
K-4: Properties of objects and materials
5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
5-8: Transfer of energy
9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science and Technology: 

K-4: Understanding about science and technology
5-8: Understanding about science and technology
9-12: Understanding about science and technology

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