Novel Materials and Smart Applications

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). Novel materials have surprising properties which make them useful in many applications. The interesting and unusual behaviours of these new materials can generate excitement amongst students which can be harnessed in the classroom. This booklet includes a range of ideas and suggestions for two kinds of activities. One set of activities focuses on the materials themselves and an understanding of their properties. The other shows how novel materials can be used to illustrate some key scientific ideas.

The Novel Materials and Smart Applications booklet contains an illustrated overview of the topic with suggestions for teachers on how to introduce the ideas in the classroom, plus student activity sheets and notes for teachers and technicians.

The downloadable resources include:
• Student activities: zip files containing the activity sheets in PDF and editable Word formats.
• PowerPoint presentations: these contain a complete set of the images used in the booklet and activity sheets.

The ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ publications are supported by low-cost practical resources available from Mindsets:
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* Practical resources for [link=]Novel Materials and Smart Applications[/link]

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Subject(s)Physics, Chemistry, Science
Age11-14, 14-16
Published2010 to date

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