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Interactive video lesson plan for: Growing Nanotube Forests (Science Out Loud S1 Ep5)

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What if we could grow elevators to space? Or make phones that last for weeks without a charge? These things could someday be possible someday with an amazing material like carbon nanotubes. Alex takes you behind the curious way researchers create this super-material.
Awesome MIT videos on nanotubes, chemistry, mechanical engineering, MIT course materials, educator resources, and Alex's bio can be found here:
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Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA, MIT

Hosted by: Alex McCarthy
Written by: Alex McCarthy
Additional scripting: Elizabeth Choe, George Zaidan, Tyler DeWitt
Science reviewer: Dr. Albert Liao

Executive producer: Elizabeth Choe
Director: George Zaidan
Editors: Jessica Harrop, Per Hoel
Production assistants: Conor Olmstead, Dan Martin

Nanotube microscope images by Alex McCarthy

Music: Local Forecast - Elevator by Kevin MacLeod (
Local Forecast by Kevin MacLeod (
Corncob by Kevin MacLeod (

Special thanks: The John Kassakian group at the Research Laboratory of Electronics (, David Jenicek of RLE, John Essigman and Simmons Hall

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