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Exploring Fabrication - Gummy Capsules

Exploring Fabrication - Gummy Capsules

In this activity, learners make self-assembled polymer spheres. Learners discover that self-assembly is a process by which molecules and cells form themselves into functional structures, and that self-assembly is used to make nanocapsules that can deliver medication. This activity is a fun way to talk about the connections between science and cooking, since the gummy capsules produced in this activity are also used in molecular gastronomy.

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