Self-heal like a squid

A new material inspired by a natural protein found in squid.

This short article is well suited to students in years 5, 8, and 10 to show them how scientific knowledge of materials and species adaptations can be applied to develop new technology to help society.

 

Word Count: 313

Self-heal like a squid

Self-heal like a squid

Years: 5, 8, 10

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Topics:

Biological Sciences –  Cells, The Body, Genetics

Chemical Sciences – Materials

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences –  Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Change of Matter