Magic Sand / Nanosurfaces

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Magic Sand / Nanosurfaces
Magic Sand / Nanosurfaces
Magic Sand / Nanosurfaces
Magic Sand / Nanosurfaces
Magic Sand / Nanosurfaces

Description: 

“Magic Sand” is a cart demo that demonstrates how changing nanoscale changes in a material can affect how that material behaves at the macroscale. Visitors learn that hydrophobic surfaces repel water and that “magic” sand repels water because of a nanoscale hydrophobic coating on the grains of sand. During the program, compare how magic sand and regular sand interact with water.

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Scientist reviewed? check_reviewed
Peer reviewed? check_reviewed
Visitor evaluation? check_reviewed

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Standards

Physical science: 

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: 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 in Personal and Social Perspectives: 

K-4: Science and technology in local challenges
5-8: Science and technology in society
9-12: Environmental quality
9-12: Natural resources
9-12: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

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