Designing 2D Materials

Did you know that scientists can design and build very thin (two-dimensional or “2D”) materials that are only one to a few atoms thick? These materials have special properties because they’re so thin. In this mission, you’ll use fun foods to build a model of a 2D material to explore some of the same features that scientists observe in microscopes. Then, your challenge will be to use what you’ve learned to design, build, and test a brand-new material for a particular task – so get ready to think like a materials scientist! To see all the activities, videos and more, go to


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