Question Sheet: Graphene’s Superstrength

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Scientists often talk about carbon. What types of things contain carbon?
  2. The properties of carbon can be changed by temperature and pressure. Give

    some common examples.

  3. What’s the name of the material inside your pencil that allows you to write?

    And what’s this material made from?

During reading:

  1. How much thicker is a piece of paper than a sheet of graphene?
  2. Compare graphene’s strength to that of steel.
  3. Where can you find graphene at school?
  4. How long ago did s...

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