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SCIENCE MATTERS Education and Research Newsletter

Education and Research Newsletter
Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara
Volume 7, Issue 1 Fall 2007
In spring 2007 MRL received a Faculty Outreach
Grant to design and implement a lesson plan that is based
on an available molecular model kit for the carbon-60
molecule (the Buckminsterfullerene or "Buckyball"),
that is aligned with the California State Standards for
eighth grade science and math. This lesson plan builds on
our existing popular Buckyball workshop, and serves to
inspire and catalyze interest in science.
MRL Education Coordinator Martina
Michenfelder, Materials professor Ram Seshadri and
graduate students Emily Kang (Teacher Education Pro-
gram) and Katharine Page (Materials) developed a mean-
ingful lesson plan that
focuses on the scale of
the nanometer, the re-
lationship between


Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Mathematics