Science of Crystals
Crystalline materials are important in many different technologies, from smartphones to lasers. This activity will allow kids (and kids at heart) to learn about a wide variety of crystals with different optical, electrical, and mechanical properties. As fascinating and often strikingly beautiful objects, crystals are an ideal gateway into the fields of solid-state chemistry, condensed matter physics, and materials engineering. We have developed hands-on activities tasking participants to identify single crystals from nature and the lab (e.g., garnet, fluorite, pyrite, ruby, alexandrite, zirconia) and to explore their optical and mechanical properties using simple tools.
- Md Towhidur Rahman, Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, MSU
Ages: Kindergarten and Pre-K, Elementary school age, Middle school age, High school age
- Science Education
Time and Location
4/1/2023 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: STEM Teaching and Learning Facility First Floor South Wing