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Mixtures and Nanotechnology

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

The purpose of this unit is to help students make the connection that the classification of mixtures is based on the size of particles.

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.

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