The Amazing Aerogel

Introducing ... the aerogel. The first of a two-installment series teaches young engineers about the properties and uses of aerogels. A PowerPoint presentation provides information about this unique material to help solidify the concept.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils conduct a web quest to learn about the uses of aerogels
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have some prior knowledge of density and light
  • There is an associated activity for this lesson
Pros

  • Teacher guide provides lecture notes for the presentation
  • Includes some lesson extension ideas
Cons

  • Very little student interaction in this lesson (activity is given in next installment)
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