"Wire with a Memory" Trailer

Students experiment with weird wire that remembers its original shape. Even when you heat it, stretch it, cool it, and twist it, it goes right back to its original shape. This relates to atoms, crystals, density, alloys, heat, cold, expansion, contraction, and properties of metals. This video also includes one of Mr. Mac’s crazy stories, “Evil Mister Fred’s Burning Hand,” to help students remember the lesson. Difficulty: Hard.

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Note: All activities in this lesson should be performed with adult supervision. Likewise, common sense and care are essential to the conduct of any and all activities, whether described in this lesson or otherwise. Parents or guardians should supervise children. Rock-it Science assumes no responsibility for any injuries or damages arising from any activities.