The following activities target
a middle and high school population although some of the activities are approachable
by more advanced elementary school students. The activities are also ideal for
the general public to review basic concepts about carbon and carbon compounds.
the basics of atomic structure of carbon and how to create a model of an atom.
| Learn about
the 3 types of carbon: diamonds, graphite and fullerenes. Learn
why carbon is is the building block to molecules of life.
Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Andre Geim and
Konstantin Novoselov "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the
two-dimensional material graphene"
ON THE FULLERENE
This is the carbon molecule that has been making headlines in Nanotechnology and
now the drug industry also has interests in it. What does it look like? How big
is it? In this interactive activity you will measure the diameter of a fullerene
molecule using JAVA MAGE , a molecular modeling java applet.|
Same module as 'carbon molecule', but images are generated using
the molecular modeling plug-in chime. This allows molecules to be rotated and
viewed in 3-D |
MORE TO COME!!