Nanotechnology in Action: Organic Electronics

Even electronics are going organic. Future engineers learn about organic fibers and their uses in electronics and textiles. Specifically, they study graphene and its properties by creating graphite-based fibers in a laboratory setting and test their resistance to electricity.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils research and brainstorm different applications of graphene
Classroom Considerations
  • Some familiarity with electricity concepts, such as resistance and voltage, is beneficial
  • Learners should be well versed in lab safety procedures
  • Students must complete a pre-activity homework assignment before the experiment
Pros
  • Lists safety issues to consider
  • Provides a student worksheet and two different post-activity assessment options
Cons
  • None