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High School

Shrink Me

Subject: General Science

Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School

This activity is designed to help students understand the size and scale of objects that are shrunk by orders of 10.

What's In Your Neighborhood?

Subject: General Science

Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School

This activity is designed to help students understand the size and scale of objects using their classroom as a frame of reference.

The Micro and Macro Worlds

Subject: General Science

Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School

This activity is designed to help students understand the size and scale of objects that can and cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Pinch Test

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: High School

This lesson uses images in a PowerPoint to assess student understanding of size, SI prefixes, and what tools are needed to see certain objects

Silver and Bandages

Subject: Biology, Chemistry

Audience: High School

This lesson examines how effective colloidal silver is in inhbiting bacterial growth in comparison to anitbiotic ointment.

Snake Oil

Subject: Biology, General Science

Audience: High School

Colloidal silver is an anit-microbial agent that is synthesized and tested with strains of bacteria and/or yeast to determine its growth inhibition effect.

Lab on a Slab

Subject: Biology, Chemistry

Audience: High School

This lab is designed to help students understand fluid flow, capillary action, surface tension, and chemical tests used in microfluidic devices/sensors

Gelatin Microfluicics

Subject: Biology, Chemistry

Audience: High School

Lesson has students create narrow fluidic channels to observe fluid flow

Electrodeposition

Subject: Chemistry, Tools and Technology

Audience: High School

Exploring electrolytic cells and nanowires.

Hiding Behind the Mask

Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Tools and Technology

Audience: High School

Introduction to selective layering through etching.

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