Nano Waterproofing

This Nano Waterproofing lesson plan also includes:

Does your shirt hate water? In the activity, future engineers observe the hydrophobic effect in fabrics. They brainstorm and test some ideas for waterproofing fabrics.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the extension idea as an extra credit assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Some specialized fabric is necessary for the activity
  • It is helpful if learners have some basic knowledge of nanotechnology
  • Has an optional model-making activity
  • Includes printable student worksheets
  • Information in the teacher guide is somewhat repetitive