The science of nanotechnology deals with the smallest structures, in the range of one to 100 nanometers in size — just a few atoms in a row! With this kit, the intangible, nanoscopic world becomes accessible with hands-on experiments using both scaled-up models and real nanomaterials. 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. Learn about the electromagnetic spectrum, laser light, electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy to begin to grasp how we can make nanomaterials visible. All this and more, not in a lab, but in your own bedroom!
This kit from Thames and Kosmos includes 60 pieces to allow you to do 41 experiments and a 72-page, full-color manual.
|14 and up
|Parent's Choice Award
|Thames & Kosmos
|19.1 L x 13 W x 3.8 H inches