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Middle School

Smart Materials-Shape Memory Alloys

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson that demonstrates properties of shape memory alloys-materials that "remember" their former shape

Understanding Waveguides

Subject: General Science, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Optics and refraction are explored in a 3 part lesson consisting of 1) refraction tank, 2) geletin waveguides, and 3) optical fibers.

Nanobacteria

Subject: Biology

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson has students relate real-world applications to mathematical concepts by monitoring bacterial growth over one week

Solar Ovens-Understanding Energy Transfer

Subject: General Science

Audience: Middle School

In this first lesson students will be instructed on how to build a solar oven

Scanning Probe Microscopy: "feeling" what you can't see at the nanometer scale

Subject: Biology, General Science, Tools and Technology

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson has students experience how a scanned probe can create an image of an object

The Case of the Patent Pending

Subject: Chemistry, General Science, Science and Society, Tools and Technology

Audience: Middle School

A forensic lesson using paper diagnostics.

Paper Diagnostics

Subject: Biology, General Science, Science and Society, Tools and Technology

Audience: Middle School, High School

This lesson examines a new inexpensive diagnostic technology and the societal impact it might have.

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