Online Teaching Materials

The Nano-CEMMS Center provides a variety of teaching modules for K-12 Classrooms. Click on a thumbnail below to load more information about our materials.

Nitinol Basic Lever

Students build a device that utilizes the shape memory property of Nitinol. The small change in length in Nitinol upon heating causes a larger motion in a lever. This device can be used to discuss topics from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and more. A handout with directions and questions comes with the kit. In addition, a supplemental worksheet with math problems dealing with levers is included.

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