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Physical science

Physical Science Reference Sheets

Subject: Physical science

Audience: High School

Physical Science Reference Sheets including general nanotechnology information, formulas, periodic table. Suitable for printing and lamination

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

Understanding Wave Motion and Power Loss

Subject: Physical science, Physics

How light interacts with matter.

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

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.

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.

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