Exploring the Lotus Effect

The Lotus Effect ... is it not some kind of yoga pose. In the last installment of a nine-part series, young scientists observe the Lotus Effect on lotus leaves and water-repellent cloths. They observe how motion and damage affect the superhydrophobicity of the lotus leaves.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class conduct a research project investigating uses of superhydrophobic materials
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity builds on knowledge from associated lesson
  • Lab activity requires some specialized materials not typically found in the classroom
Pros

  • Includes optional activity extensions
  • Teacher resource lists tips to conduct experiment smoothly
Cons

  • Resource has some typos
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