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Nitinol Memory Wire Class Kit

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Explore the connection between the atomic structure and physical properties of nitinol wire, a shape memory alloy. Students design a shape, “teach” it to the wire, and determine the wire’s transition temperature. Discuss topics such as physical vs. chemical changes, crystal structure, properties of matter, and metal alloys. Extend the lesson to cover nitinol’s commercial applications. Materials support 10 student groups. Includes instructions.

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$68.95

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Explore the connection between the atomic structure and physical properties of nitinol wire, a shape memory alloy. Students design a shape, “teach” it to the wire, and determine the wire’s transition temperature. Discuss topics such as physical vs. chemical changes, crystal structure, properties of matter, and metal alloys. Extend the lesson to cover nitinol’s commercial applications. Materials support 10 student groups. Includes instructions.

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Components Qty Included?
Nitinol Wire, 1 ft 4 Included
Paper Clips 10 Included
Forceps 10 Included
Needle Nose Pliers 2 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Bunsen Burners or Alcohol Burners 2 Needed, Not included
Beakers (100 mL or larger) 15 Needed, Not included
Foam Cups 5 Needed, Not included
Hot Plates 10 Needed, Not included
Thermometers 5 Needed, Not included
Matches Needed, Not included
Wire Cutters Needed, Not included
Ruler Needed, Not included
Tap Water Needed, Not included
Ice Needed, Not included
Container for Ice Needed, Not included
Paper Towels Needed, Not included
Safety Goggles Needed, Not included
Heat-resistant Gloves Needed, Not included
 

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