Smart Materials

This resource includes examples of real technologies which can be used as inspiration to children from age 7 to 16. Following on from the challenges that Tim Peake and his clothing will face in space, these case studies include background information for teachers, supporting Powerpoint slides, and example activities. There are six case studies: Solid or Liquid; Sodium Polyacrylate; Photochromic materials; Thermochromic materials; Functional Surface; and Printable Electronics.

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