Lesson Plan

Superhydrophobicity – The Lotus Effect

Discover and demonstrate the Lotus Effect and superhydrophobic surfaces with the eighth installment of a nine-part series that teaches scholars about surfaces that exhibit superhydrophobicity. The activity continues also describes differences between the Wenzel and Cassie-Baxter wetting states.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a graphic organizer comparing and contrasting Cassie-Baxter and Wenzel wetting
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sure to use the associated activity for this lesson
  • If assigning the article as homework, ensure all pupils have reliable access to the Internet
  • Diagrams support learning
  • Does not include any worksheets or handouts