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Biology

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

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.

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