Science Experiment Kit: Nanotechnology
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Science Experiment Kit: Nanotechnology

Cutting-Edge Nanomaterials!

Item #:
10-00095
Price
$236.79
$125.95

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Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner 2015

  • Some of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in recent years involve things that are actually very, very small
  • The science of nanotechnology deals with the smallest structures, in the range of one to 100 nanometers in size
  • That's as small as just a few atoms in a row (one atom corresponds to about one nanometer)
  • With this kit, the intangible, nanoscopic world becomes accessible with hands-on experiments using both scaled-up models and real nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticles can be made of different materials and exist in a wide variety of forms… thin layers, tubes, balls, and tree-like structures
  • These particles can be coated onto surfaces, they can enhance other materials such as paint, they can be used as a delivery method for pharmaceuticals in the body, and much more
  • Specific applications include, for example, self-cleaning house paints and water-repellent clothes, anti-fog coatings on glasses, UV protection components in sunscreen, environmentally friendly antifouling coatings for ships (to prevent algae growth, thereby reducing fuel consumption), antibacterial coatings for medical devices, and materials to more effectively filter dirty water
  • Start out by conducting experiments concerning size, scale, and orders of magnitude in the International System of Units, to get a feel for just how small a nanometer really is
  • Explore how charcoal is like a nanoscale sponge with filtering experiments and conduct experiments with the hydrophilic (water-loving) and hydrophobic (water-hating) properties of different surfaces, which illustrate nanoscale properties
  • Stir up some mixtures and suspensions, and then examine exotic mixtures to learn about the nanoscopic particles suspended in them
  • Shine a laser through a colloidal gold… a suspension of nanoscale particles of gold! Learn about the electromagnetic spectrum, laser light, electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy to begin to grasp how we can make nanomaterials visible
  • Experiment with a special material that mimics the nanostructures on a gecko's footpads that allow it to climb straight up a vertical pane of glass with ease
  • Manual guides inquisitive young chemists and their adult supervisors through safely conducting each of the experiments
  • All Thames & Kosmos chemistry sets are safety tested and approved, offer thorough saftey precautions, include professional quality lab equipment, and come with full-color experiment manuals
  • Kit contains: 41 Experiments, 60 pieces (including chemicals), and 72 page color experiment manual
  • Requires: 3 Button cell LR41/SR41 (sold separately)
  • Ages: 15-Up


Safety Precautions:    WARNING: Not suitable for children under 15 years. For use under adult supervision. Contains some chemicals which present a hazard to health. Includes a highly flammable liquid (Isopropanal). Read the instructions before use, follow them and keep them for reference. Do not allow chemicals to come into contact with any part of the body, particularly the mouth and eyes. Keep small children and animals away from experiments. Keep the experimental set out of the reach of children under 15 years old. Eye protection for supervising adults is not included!

WARNING: Chemistry Set. This set contains chemicals and parts that may be harmful if misused. Read cautions on individual containers and in manual carefully. Not to be used by children except under adult supervision.
Awards:  Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner 2015
NGSS Correlations:  HS-PS2-6 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
System Operating Requirements:  None
Power Requirements:  3 Button cell LR41/SR41 (sold separately)
Recommended Ages:  15-Up
Kit Quantity:  41 Experiments, 1 Manual, 60 pieces (including chemicals)/Kit
Safety Precautions:  WARNING: Not suitable for children under 15 years. For use under adult supervision. Contains some chemicals which present a hazard to health. Includes a highly flammable liquid (Isopropanal). Read the instructions before use, follow them and keep them for reference. Do not allow chemicals to come into contact with any part of the body, particularly the mouth and eyes. Keep small children and animals away from experiments. Keep the experimental set out of the reach of children under 15 years old. Eye protection for supervising adults is not included!

WARNING: Chemistry Set. This set contains chemicals and parts that may be harmful if misused. Read cautions on individual containers and in manual carefully. Not to be used by children except under adult supervision.
Shipping Method:  Ground

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