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Middle School

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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.

SI System and Nanoscale Science

Subject: General Science, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Provides opportunity for students to develop a working knowledge of the SI system of measurement as well as learn about the nanoscale and nanotechnology.

Properties of Fluids

Subject: Chemistry, General Science, Physical science, Physics

Audience: Middle School

Lesson explores the properties of fluid flow

Magnetism and Nanotechnology

Subject: Physical science, Physics

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson that has students expand what they know about magnetism through study of a liquid magnetic material called a ferrofluid.

Surface Area to Volume Ratio

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lessons has students determine how the ratio of surface area to volume changes with shape and size.

Reading and Analyzing Nanotechnology

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physical science, Physics, Science and Society

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson that has students compare how nanotechnology is addressed in fiction and nonfiction literature.

Exploring nanotechnology through Consumer Products

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics, Science and Society

Audience: Middle School, High School

Students extend their understanding of how nanotechnology is being used today by examining currently available consumer products

Modeling Self Assembly (middle school)

Subject: Biology, General Science, Physical science

Audience: Middle School

Activity which has students model self-assembly of molecules using everyday materials.

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