National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

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General Science

Snake Oil

Subject: Biology, General Science

Audience: High School

Colloidal silver is an anit-microbial agent that is synthesized and tested with strains of bacteria and/or yeast to determine its growth inhibition effect.

Electroplating

Subject: General Science

Audience: Middle School

An electroplating lesson exploring factors effecting deposition, morphology, and thickness of thin metallic layer of copper or nickel.

Design Challenge: Incorporating Shape Memory Alloys into Rube Goldberg Devices

Subject: General Science, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson challenges students to use shape memory alloys as part of a Rube Goldbery device

Understanding Waveguides

Subject: General Science, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Optics and refraction are explored in a 3 part lesson consisting of 1) refraction tank, 2) geletin waveguides, and 3) optical fibers.

Solar Ovens-Understanding Energy Transfer

Subject: General Science

Audience: Middle School

In this first lesson students will be instructed on how to build a solar oven

Scanning Probe Microscopy: "feeling" what you can't see at the nanometer scale

Subject: Biology, General Science, Tools and Technology

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson has students experience how a scanned probe can create an image of an object

Using Media to Explore Social and Ethical Issues in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies

Subject: General Science, Science and Society

Audience: High School

This lesson introduces students to social and ethical issues related to nanotechnology

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.

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