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High School

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.

Silver Nanoparticle Socks

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science

Audience: High School

Students will synthesize silver nanoparticles and observe their antibacterial properties when applied to socks.

Nanoparticle Pollutants

Subject: Chemistry, Environmental Science

Audience: High School

This lab will help students understand how nanoparticles in our oceans can carry toxic pollutants into our cells, and how this may interfere with proper physiological function of ocean and human life

Nanoparticles: Land to Ocean

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physical science

Audience: High School

Part 1 focuses on how nanoscale pollutants on land can reach the ocean environment.

Noodling Around

Subject: General Science

Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Using pool noodels, this activity helsp students understand the size and scale of objects and the tools that are used to measure these objects.

Scale Models

Subject: General Science

Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School

This activity is designed to help students understand the size and scale of objects.

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