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Nanoyou Lab Experiment D- Teacher Document (11-13)

The aim of Experiment D is to understand the concept of “superhydrophobicity” by examining natural superhydrophobic surfaces versus common surfaces. A natural superhydrophobic material, the Lotus leaf, is shown as a model for engineering advanced materials, like textiles, that stain less and require less washing. In the experiment different textiles are tested for their stain resistance, including a consumer product, Nano-Tex®. The experiment is designed for the 11-13 years age group. This is a teacher document to provide them with some background information as well as instructions for preparing the experiments. This experiment is one of four experiments contained in the NANOYOU Teachers Training Kit of nanoscience and nanotechnologies.

NANOYOU

The NANOYOU project aimed to increase young people’s basic understanding on nanotechnologies (NT) and to engage in the dialogue about its ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA) through a strong school program for students aged 11-18 and a wide range of activities in Science Centres for those aged 18-25
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  • nanopinion is an EC-funded project bringing together 17 partners from 11 countries with the aim of monitoring public opinion on what we hope from innovation with nanotechnologies. The project is aimed citizens with a special focus on hard-to-reach target groups, which are people who do not normally encounter and give their opinion nanotechnologies at first hand.
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