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Chemistry

Small Scale Sculpting

Subject: Chemistry, General Science, Physical science

This is a two part of inquiry-driven labs designed to help students understand the process of patterning materials through selective exposure and development of films.

Small Scale Stenciling

Subject: Chemistry, General Science, Physical science

Audience: Middle School

This is a two part of inquiry-driven labs designed to help students understand the process of patterning materials through selective exposure and development of films.

Making a Liquid Crystal Thermometer

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: High School

This lesson is designed to introduce liquid crystals, a fourth state of matter.Students will understand liquid crystals in relation to different phases of matter and learn the process of temperature based color change of the LQs

Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals

Subject: Chemistry

Audience: High School

This lab is designed to help students understand the nanoscale effect of various energy inputs on the crystal lattice of a smart material, Nitinol

Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Qunatum Dots

Subject: Chemistry, Physics

Audience: High School, Adult

In this lesson students will synthesize and characterize CdSe quantum dots

Chemistry Reference Sheets

Subject: Chemistry

Audience: High School

Reference sheets of formulas and periodic table and information related to Nanotechnology. Suitable for printing.

Mixtures and Nanotechnology

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

The purpose of this unit is to help students make the connection that the classification of mixtures is based on the size of particles.

Silver nanoparticle synthesis, spectroscopy, and bacterial growth

Subject: Chemistry, Physics

Audience: High School

This lesson is designed to familiarize students with the reduction synthesis of silver nanoparticles and to gain experience with characterization tools used in nanoscale science and engineering.

Silver Nanoparticle Socks

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science

Audience: High School

Students will synthesize silver nanoparticles and observe their antibacterial properties when applied to socks.

Nanoparticle Pollutants

Subject: Chemistry, Environmental Science

Audience: High School

This lab will help students understand how nanoparticles in our oceans can carry toxic pollutants into our cells, and how this may interfere with proper physiological function of ocean and human life

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