What is the world’s strongest material? From steel to Kevlar and spider silk to carbon nanotubes, host David Pogue looks at the ways in which science and nature work to make strong stuff.
Here in the information age, smaller is better: transistors, microchips and the laptops and cell phone that they power are triumphs of tiny. Now, host David Pogue takes us to an even smaller world, as he profiles the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and building materials from the ground up.
The Making Stuff Activity Guide contains four materials science activities that can be used in after school or out-of-school programs, or other settings. The hour-long activities are geared toward children ages 10 to 12, but families and adults alike can enjoy them. The materials are inexpensive and readily available at grocery, hardware, home supply, and electronics stores.