What is Aerogel? - Structure, Composition & Facts


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How did aerogel earn its name?

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1. What substance makes up most of the aerogel?

2. What is the name of the process that creates aerogel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completing this quiz is an easy way to test your knowledge of aerogel, such as the process used to make it. Conveniently, you can retake this quiz if you want to improve your score.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • The reasoning behind the name 'aerogel'
  • The main substance in aerogel
  • How aerogel is created
  • Uses of aerogel
  • Materials used to make it

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what aerogel is made of and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about how aerogel is used
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about materials used to make aerogel

Additional Learning

Strengthen your knowledge of this topic by reviewing the lesson titled What is Aerogel? - Structure, Composition & Facts. Here are a few examples of what the lesson covers:

  • The structure and composition of aerogels
  • Record-breaking physical properties
  • What 'grapheme' is
  • How NASA used aerogel