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Quantum Dots

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science, Physics

Audience: High School

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


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

The Case of the Patent Pending

Subject: Chemistry, General Science, Science and Society, Tools and Technology

Audience: Middle School

A forensic lesson using paper diagnostics.

Properties of Fluids

Subject: Chemistry, General Science, Physical science, Physics

Audience: Middle School

Lesson explores the properties of fluid flow

Bigger is not always better

Subject: Chemistry, General Science, Physical science

Audience: High School

Exploring size and scale and the size effect in chemical reactions.

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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