Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals (NanoDays 08, 09, 10)

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Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals (NanoDays 08, 09, 10)
Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals (NanoDays 08, 09, 10)
Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals (NanoDays 08, 09, 10)
Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals (NanoDays 08, 09, 10)
Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals (NanoDays 08, 09, 10)
Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals (NanoDays 08, 09, 10)

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"Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals" is a hands on activity demonstrating that the way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its structure on the nanoscale. Visitors investigate the properties of a heat sensitive liquid crystal and make their own liquid crystal sensor to take home.

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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
9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science and Technology: 

K-4: Abilities of technological design
K-4: Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
K-4: Understanding about science and technology
5-8: Abilities of technological design
5-8: Understanding about science and technology
9-12: Abilities of technological design
9-12: Understanding about science and technology

Science as inquiry: 

K-4: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
K-4: Understanding about scientific inquiry
5-8: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
5-8: Understanding about scientific inquiry
9-12: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
9-12: Understanding about scientific inquiry

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: 

K-4: Personal health
K-4: Science and technology in local challenges
5-8: Personal health
5-8: Science and technology in society
9-12: Personal and community health
9-12: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

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