We're accustomed to materials either being elastic, like rubber, or non-elastic, like aluminum. What we're less familiar with, however, is that there are special materials that have both of these properties! With the "Shape memory" set by MEL Science, you will learn about and experiment with one of these astonishing materials, Nitinol, and build your own crane based on the unusual properties of this material.
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You will build:
- Nitinol crane
- Setup to heat nitinol with electricity
You will learn:
- Explore the properties of Nitinol
- How to make Nitinol objects elastic or non-elastic
- Observe the difference between Nitinol and regular paper clips
- Create a Nitinol crane
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