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Cube Building - Interactive Computational Animations on Nanomaterials

This animation introduces the importance of surface area to volume ratio in nanoconcept. As bigger cubes are build, the SA/V ratio decreases. Smaller particles have higher SA/V ratio, which is an importance property for many chemical processes.

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OVERVIEW:

This animation introduces the importance of surface area to volume ratio in nanoconcept. As bigger cubes are build, the SA/V ratio decreases. Smaller particles have higher SA/V ratio, which is an importance property for many chemical processes.

This animation can be used in a math class (algebra or geometry) as an introduction to SA or volume and an introduction to ratios. It can be used as an activity for teaching student about surface area and volume calculations of a cube.

REQUIRED SKILLS : None

CLASS: Junior High Mathematics

APPROXIMATE TIME: 20 min - 45 min

 

Author(s):
Prof. Richard D. Braatz,
Li May Goh,
Effendi Rusli,
John A. Washington,
Jorge Pazmino,
Seyeong Im,
Mitsuko Fujiwara,
Kim, K. K.,
Reid, D.

Institution:
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL USA

Author:
Valerie Maynard

Institution:
Northwestern University, IL USA

Level:
Junior High Mathematics

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