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General Science

The Micro and Macro Worlds

Subject: General Science

Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School

This activity is designed to help students understand the size and scale of objects that can and cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Big vs. Little – Micro to Nano

Subject: General Science

Audience: Elementary

This lesson is designed for grades 1-3 to explore the question "What is size?"

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

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