Chemistry can often be perceived as a complex science, and yet just by doing something as basic as preparing food, we are practitioners. Likewise, “nano” can often be perceived as a complex idea, and yet just by doing something as basic as consuming food, we are having a “nano” experience.
Recognize that they are practitioners of chemistry at home, often daily.
Understand that boiling water, the way starches behave, the effects of lubrication, and our perception of taste and smell is chemistry.
Learn that our noses are nano-sensors, and that our perception of food scent and flavor is the result of a nano experience.
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