materials

Aerogel

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.

Materials World Modules

Northwestern University’s module-based educational materials are hands-on, inquiry and design-based units for middle and high school students. Based on materials science and nanotechnology principles, this interdisciplinary approach engages students, adds relevance to traditional curriculum, and has been shown to improve science knowledge for all students.

NOVA MAKING STUFF: Activity Guide

A Collection of materials science resources, activities and demonstrations developed in conjunction with NOVA MAKING STUFF PBS series. These outreach materials will enable educators and scientists to engage audiences in formal and informal settings and encourage appreciation and better understanding of our material world in the young and old alike.Invisibility cloaks.   Season 1: MAKING STUFF: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter. Season 2: MAKING MORE STUFF: Faster, Wilder, Colder, Safer.

Science Xplained: Spidey Science video

Spiderman isn't the only person who can walk on walls and make webs stronger than steel. Scientists are making this possible in the lab. In this Science Xplained, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez describes the science behind making webs and walking on walls. By studying spiders, engineers can create materials that are bulletproof and can build robots that can climb the side of a building.

NISE Net Publicity Photos

Here is a selection of NISE Net press photos! Please use these images for marketing NISE Net related events, and in creating NISE Net related materials. These photos are free for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Please see the Credit and Acknowledgment PDF, under the resources tab, for detailed information on how to use and credit the photos.

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