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National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

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Biology

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

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

Exploring the Properties of Magic Sand

Subject: Biology, Chemistry

Audience: High School

Lesson that demonstrates the properties of hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials

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.

Nanotechology and Cosmetics

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Science and Society

Audience: High School

This is a four part unit covering solubility, emulsions, the skin, and ethical issues related to nanotechnology in consumer products.

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

The Water Race: Hydrophobic & Hydrophilic Surfaces

Subject: Biology, Chemistry

Audience: High School

Introduces students to the engineering of an interfacial surface at the nanoscale to demonstrate the concepts of hydrophobic and hydrophilic behavior.

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