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Thames and Kosmos - Nanotechnology Kit

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The matter may be teeny tiny (as in, one to 100 nanometers in size!), but this Nanotechnology kit is sure to make a HUGE impact!

  • $199.00
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  • Weight
    1.54 kg

If you’ve got a keen interest in advanced chemistry and nanosubstances, and you love to learn by doing, then this kit is for you! Recommended for ages fifteen and over, the included 41 experiments will give you access to the intangible world of nanotechnology! 

Through a concrete learning experience working with both scaled-up models and real nanomaterials, you will gain a much greater understanding of these useful itsy bitsy particles. Begin with determining just how small nanoparticles are (we’re talking one atom, to the length of just a few in a row!), to discovering how nanoparticles can be used to an advantage in the modern world. Shine a laser through colloidal gold, determine how charcoal works as a nanoscale sponge, discover how different surfaces illustrate nanoscale properties, and learn about how nanotechnology provides geckos with special adhesive toe pads to help them climb all kinds of surfaces.

Thames and Kosmos have developed a wide range of kits; you can view more of these online at the Q Shop.

Some topics covered include:

  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Laser light
  • Electron microscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy

What’s included in the box:

  • 72 page instructional booklet
  • Die-cut sheet
  • Game board
  • Measuring tape
  • Game piece
  • Open plastic cube
  • 8 x White plastic cubes
  • 2 x 200-mL measuring cup
  • 100mL measuring cup
  • Funnel
  • Filter paper sheet
  • 4 x slides
  • 3 x Petri dishes
  • 3 x Pipettes
  • Wooden stick
  • Tea light candle
  • Wooden clip
  • Suction cup
  • Chalk
  • 4 x Wooden spatulas
  • 5 x Paper clips
  • Laser pointer
  • Lid opener
  • Measuring spoon
  • Magnifying lens
  • Tweezers
  • Piece of blue cloth
  • Floating bath putty
  • Tube
  • Container of sand (60g)
  • Screw nut
  • Rubber band
  • Mirror
  • Gecko adhesive pad
  • Activated charcoal (8g)
  • Lycopodium spores (3g)
  • Anti-fog agent (15ml)
  • Lotus-leaf fluid (15 ml)
  • Colloidal gold (2ml)

To complete all the activities, additional household items are required (not included).

Recommended for ages fifteen and over as some chemicals are a potential hazard. Adult supervision is required. Not suitable for children aged three years and under.

Packaging size: 490 x 330 x 100mm

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