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Smart materials: introduction to smart materials

A smart material describes a material that senses and responds to an external stimulus or change in the environment, and where the change reverses when the stimulus or change is removed. This resource provides an introduction to the topic of smart materials, looking at the properties of different materials, examples of where they are used and suggestions of practical experiments that will allow students to get hands-on with them in your classroom.

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