Module Description:

This module was created by the Center for Nanotechnology Education (Nano-Link) and introduces students to aerogels. "In this module, students will learn about aerogels and some of the nanoscale phenomena that give aerogels their remarkable properties." Science and nanoscience concepts covered in the module include mass density, thermal conductivity, brittleness and elasticity, supercritical drying, surface area, and nanoscale structures. 

Module Contents:

This module includes a 10-page lesson guide and a PowerPoint presentation. The guide includes background information about aerogels, an activity, discussion questions, resources, and more. The PowerPoint presentation also includes background information about aerogels. 

Versions in Spanish are also included for most of the module documents.

For orientation purposes Aerogel Module - Nano-Link.pdf is included as a separate attachment and offers a sample of the type of material included in this module. 

Below is a list of the files contained within the .zip attachments. The size of each file is included in parenthesis. 

Aerogel (3 files, 2.7 MB)

  • Aerogels Presentation (Aerogel Background Slides - Nano-Link.pptx 2.1 MB)
  • Aerogel Lesson Guide (Aerogel Module - Nano-Link.docx 518 KB)

Aerogel (Spanish) (5 files, 9.3 MB)

  • Aerogel (Aerogel - Nano-Link.docx 471 KB)
  • Aerogel (Aerogel - Nano-Link.pdf 359 KB)
  • Aerogel Presentación (Aerogel - Nano-Link.pptx 3.5 MB)
  • Aerogel Presentación (Presentación - Aerogel - Nano-Link.pdf 4.9 MB)
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