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High School

Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals

Subject: Chemistry

Audience: High School

This lab is designed to help students understand the nanoscale effect of various energy inputs on the crystal lattice of a smart material, Nitinol

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

Biology Reference Sheets

Subject: Biology

Audience: High School

Reference Sheet with basic biology information and information about nanotechnology. Suitable for printing.

Chemistry Reference Sheets

Subject: Chemistry

Audience: High School

Reference sheets of formulas and periodic table and information related to Nanotechnology. Suitable for printing.

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.

Mixtures and Nanotechnology

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

The purpose of this unit is to help students make the connection that the classification of mixtures is based on the size of particles.

Physical Science Reference Sheets

Subject: Physical science

Audience: High School

Physical Science Reference Sheets including general nanotechnology information, formulas, periodic table. Suitable for printing and lamination

Physics Resource Reference Sheet

Subject: Physics

Audience: High School

Resource sheet with basic nanotechnology information on one side and physics formulas on the back. PDF file suitable for printing and lamination.

Introduction to Creative Problem Solving in Nanotechnology

Subject: Biology, General Science

Audience: High School

Student groups have problem-solving discussion, using the Creative Problem-Solving format, over the pros and cons of the expanded development of nanotechnology.

Silver nanoparticle synthesis, spectroscopy, and bacterial growth

Subject: Chemistry, Physics

Audience: High School

This lesson is designed to familiarize students with the reduction synthesis of silver nanoparticles and to gain experience with characterization tools used in nanoscale science and engineering.

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