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Chemistry

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

Nanoparticles: Land to Ocean

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physical science

Audience: High School

Part 1 focuses on how nanoscale pollutants on land can reach the ocean environment.

Pinch Test

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: High School

This lesson uses images in a PowerPoint to assess student understanding of size, SI prefixes, and what tools are needed to see certain objects

Silver and Bandages

Subject: Biology, Chemistry

Audience: High School

This lesson examines how effective colloidal silver is in inhbiting bacterial growth in comparison to anitbiotic ointment.

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

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