Exploring Structures - Buckyballs (NanoDays 08, 09, 10)

NISE Network product
Description
"Exploring Structures - Buckyballs" is a hands-on activity in which visitors fold up a precut shape to make a model of a buckyball. They learn that buckyballs are tiny, soccerball-shaped molecules made of carbon.
Audience

Objectives

Big Idea

Buckyballs are tiny, soccerball-shaped molecules made of carbon.

Learning Goals

Buckyballs are tiny, soccerball-shaped molecules made of carbon.

Nano Content Map
Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.

Credits

Funding

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

Development Process
NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.