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Candy Fiber Pull

The Candy Fiber Pull lesson uses Jolly Ranchers® melted in a beaker with a hot plate. Once the Jolly Ranchers® reach a molten state, candy fibers are pulled from the beaker, which simulates the production of glass-like fibers. Be sure to download the free lesson and watch the demo video to bring the magic of glass-like fibers to your classroom!

Shape Memory Alloys

The Shape Memory Alloy lesson uses nitinol and steel wires to show students how a shape memory alloy can return to its original shape when heat is applied. Be sure to download the free lesson and watch the demo video!

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