William Palmer - Buckminster Fuller, Buckyballs and the Teaching of Chemistry

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      Publication Details (including relevant citation   information):

      Palmer, W. P. (1994)   Buckminster Fuller, Buckyballs and the Teaching of   Chemistry,

      Chemistry  in   Australia,   61(4).210.


      This short article consists of some thoughts derived from a   longer paper (Palmer, 1992), together with some more recent   ideas. I became interested in buckminsterfullerene (Buckyballs)   as a result of an E-Mail discussion of the topic in 1991. The   chemistry of buckyballs is now evolving very rapidly and is   gradually creeping into school curricula. The focus of this   article is thus not on buckminsterfullerene, but on how, at what   level and in what form, material about buckyballs is being or   should be included in school curricula.

      Address (URL): http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED503263.pdf