Exploring Materials - Nano Fabrics
The Nano Fabrics activity was presented April 19th and 30th, 2009 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The objective or main idea of the Nano Fabrics activity is to share that special fabrics are coated with nanometer-sized “whiskers” that protect them from stains. The activity has two learning goals. The first is the same as the big idea; in the second, visitors should learn that nano fabrics are an example of nanotechnology that mimics the water-repelling “lotus effect” of some plant leaves. Fifteen visitors completed self-administered surveys about the activity.