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Chemistry

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

Quantum Dots

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science, Physics

Audience: High School

Lesson looks at the absorption and release of light energy using quantum dots.

Nanomotors

Subject: Chemistry, Physics

Audience: High School

Exploring nanoscale propulsion systems.

How Catalysts Work

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: High School

A lesson that explores how catalysts work. This lesson is generally used in conjuction witht the Surface-area-to Volume lesson.

Exploring the Properties of Magic Sand

Subject: Biology, Chemistry

Audience: High School

Lesson that demonstrates the properties of hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials

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