The buckyball and carbon nanotubes are members of the fullerene family. There are three unique geometries of carbon nanotubes: zigzag, chiral, and armchair. The ends of a nanotube might be open or capped with a hemisphere of the buckyball structure. Carbon nanotubes have novel properties that make them potentially useful in many applications. Use The Fullerenes Model Set to build buckyballs or any of the three types of carbon nanotubes. This set has 590 parts!
Modeling Activity for Buckyball and Carbon Nanotubes