Nanoscale science can change how materials behave on the macroscale.
See how science and nanotechnology can change everyday materials.
Describe how some plant leaves have nano-sized bumps that repel water thus keeping their leaves clean and dry. This phenomenon is called the “Lotus Effect.”
Explain that Magic Sand and Nano fabrics are an example of nanotechnology that mimics the water-repelling “Lotus Effect” of some plant leaves.
Discuss how natural phenomena often inspires new innovations
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