Materials List: Aerogel Cookies

Teacher Supply List:

Each person needs:

Each group needs:

  • chocolate chip cookie dough samples, ideally 2-4 per group.
  • basic household and/or various chemicals from a school chemical storeroom depending upon group design
  • basic household and/or various tools from a school science storage depending upon group design
  • safety goggles
  • access to the internet and PowerPoint, Google slides, etc.

To share with the entire class:

  • aerogel sample from or; alternatively, contact the manufacturer and ask them to donate samples to your class; or, contact the Akron Global Polymer Academy to see if research labs have extra samples available
  • packs of sticky notes—two different colors
  • index cards
  • access to a heating source, such as a Bunsen burner or hot plate
  • camera