Buckyball puzzles prove a hit with the kids (both big and small)

Buckyball puzzles prove a hit with the kids (both big and small) from Australian Nanotechnology Alliance

By: Australian Nanotechnology Alliance  03-Mar-2011
Keywords: Business, Science, Technology

In mid-2010 the Australian Nanotechnology Alliance and the Australian Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials were commissioned by the Federal Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research to create a learning tool for nanotechnology.  What was created was the Buckyball puzzle, a 3-dimensional, hands on interactive puzzle which when finished take the shape of a Buckyball.

The Buckball puzzles proved instantly popular with kids and adults alike.  Since creation, approximately 35,000 of these Buckyball puzzles have been printed and distributed around Australia.

On the puzzle itself, useful information concerning nanotechnology can be read on both sides of the flat puzzle sheet before being put together.  There are also visually appealing, colourised electron microscope pictures of various nanomaterial structures on both sides.   

Contact the ANA to obtain one (or several) of these Buckyball puzzles.

Keywords: Business, Chemistry, Communications and Marketing, Communications Strategy, Education Support, Educational Resources, Emerging Technologies, Facilitation and Development, Government, Innovation, Marketing and Communications, Materials, Nano Technology, Nanotechnology, Research and Development, Science, Science Communication, Science Communications, Science Education, Science Technology, Technology,

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