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OVERVIEW: This animation introduces the importance of surface area to volume ratio in nanoconcept. As bigger cubes are build, the SA/V ratio decreases. Smaller particles have higher SA/V ratio, which is an importance property for many chemical processes.
This animation can be used in a math class (algebra or geometry) as an introduction to SA or volume and an introduction to ratios. It can be used as an activity for teaching student about surface area and volume calculations of a cube.
REQUIRED SKILLS : None
CLASS: Junior High Mathematics
APPROXIMATE TIME: 20 min  45 min

Author(s): Prof. Richard D. Braatz, Li May Goh, Effendi Rusli, John A. Washington, Jorge Pazmino, Seyeong Im, Mitsuko Fujiwara, Kim, K. K., Reid, D. Institution: University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Urbana, IL USA Author: Valerie Maynard Institution: Northwestern University, IL USA Level: Junior High Mathematics
