The Collaborative Research Center “Function by Switching” at Kiel University focuses on tiny, molecular machines in the field of nano-sciences. The intricate research topics are processed and transformed into different educational learning approaches. This is done through close cooperation between chemistry education and science researchers. A major focus lies on school students’ hands- and minds-on experiences of micro- and nano-scale (switchable) structures and layers. Two examples, the determination of a soap-bubble film thickness and the generation of a micro- and nanostructured surface with Lotus-Effect®, are discussed in additional worksheets. Both topics offer ways and means to improve learning approaches in view of the perception of surfaces and related structure-property relationships.
Translated title of the contributionCurrent research examples of structure-property relationships: “Micro” and “nano” layers as well as surfaces for school and student laboratories
Original languageGerman
JournalChemie konkret - Forum für Unterricht und Didaktik
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)192-196
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
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