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The Effects of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimp: A Toxicology Study

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science

Audience: High School, Adult

Students will synthesize and prepare serial dilutions of gold and silver nanoparticles in order to determine their individual toxicity on brine shrimp. The brine shrimp are used as a model organism to examine the potential toxicity effects of nanoparticles.

Coffee Break with Nanoscience: Film Formation and "Coffee Rings"

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: High School, Adult

This lab explores issues that engineers and scientists face in working with thin film i.e., dealing with two phenomena that work against them: cracking and the coffee ring effect.

Synthesis and Stability of Silver Nanoparticles

Subject: Chemistry

Audience: Adult

The purpose of this experiment is to conduct synthesis of silver nanoplates and explore their shape stability that affects optical property (referred to as localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR).

Electro-deposition of Copper on a Filter Template for Growing Nanowires

Subject: Chemistry

Audience: Adult

This lab is designed to help students understand the electro-plating process of growing nanowires.

Is measuring an art or a science?

Subject: General Science, Physical science

Audience: High School, Adult

The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the concepts of accuracy and precision and how they are important in measurements at the nano-scale.

Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Qunatum Dots

Subject: Chemistry, Physics

Audience: High School, Adult

In this lesson students will synthesize and characterize CdSe quantum dots

Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-nanotechnology

Subject: Biology, Science and Society

Audience: Middle School, High School, Adult

This lesson explores the ethical concerns related to bio-nanotechnology. Bio-nanotechnology is the application of nanotechnology to living things. This ranges from the creation of pharmaceuticals to medical devices. While scientists have created many life-saving treatments ethical concerns, such as privacy, can arise from such technological advances.

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