In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, we take a look at a Nobel Prize winning experiment!
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, discusses how a layer of carbon that is one atom thick, called graphene, will revolutionize our lives.
"Exploring Materials - Graphene" is a hands-on activity in which visitors use tape and graphite to make graphene and test the conductivity of graphite. They learn that graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. There are two versions of this activity, one that uses an LED to test the conductivity and one that uses a buzzer.