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Chemistry

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

Electrodeposition

Subject: Chemistry, Tools and Technology

Audience: High School

Exploring electrolytic cells and nanowires.

Hiding Behind the Mask

Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Tools and Technology

Audience: High School

Introduction to selective layering through etching.

Catalytic converters and Nanocatalysts

Subject: Chemistry, Environmental Science

Audience: High School

A unit exploring the chemical reactions in catalytic converters and the importance opf nanocatalysts

Changing Conductive Properties by Diffusion

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Compares diffusion in gelatin to the doping of silicon wafers

Smart Materials-Shape Memory Alloys

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson that demonstrates properties of shape memory alloys-materials that "remember" their former shape

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