Serving Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology
Subject: Chemistry, Environmental Science
Audience: High School
A unit exploring the chemical reactions in catalytic converters and the importance opf nanocatalysts
Subject: General Science, Physical science
Audience: Middle School, High School
Lesson challenges students to use shape memory alloys as part of a Rube Goldbery device
Subject: Chemistry, Physical science
Compares diffusion in gelatin to the doping of silicon wafers
Lesson that demonstrates properties of shape memory alloys-materials that "remember" their former shape
Subject: Chemistry, Physical science, Physics
Lesson looks at the absorption and release of light energy using quantum dots.
Subject: Chemistry, Physics
Exploring nanoscale propulsion systems.
A unit on scale.
Optics and refraction are explored in a 3 part lesson consisting of 1) refraction tank, 2) geletin waveguides, and 3) optical fibers.
Lesson has students relate real-world applications to mathematical concepts by monitoring bacterial growth over one week
Subject: Biology, General Science, Tools and Technology
Lesson has students experience how a scanned probe can create an image of an object
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