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Physics

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Subject: Physics

Audience: High School

These labs are designed to help students understand diffraction, how a grating diffracts light, and how this method can be used to determine nanoscale structure.

Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Qunatum Dots

Subject: Chemistry, Physics

Audience: High School, Adult

In this lesson students will synthesize and characterize CdSe quantum dots

Physics Resource Reference Sheet

Subject: Physics

Audience: High School

Resource sheet with basic nanotechnology information on one side and physics formulas on the back. PDF file suitable for printing and lamination.

Silver nanoparticle synthesis, spectroscopy, and bacterial growth

Subject: Chemistry, Physics

Audience: High School

This lesson is designed to familiarize students with the reduction synthesis of silver nanoparticles and to gain experience with characterization tools used in nanoscale science and engineering.

Understanding Wave Motion and Power Loss

Subject: Physical science, Physics

How light interacts with matter.

Hiding Behind the Mask

Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Tools and Technology

Audience: High School

Introduction to selective layering through etching.

Quantum Dots

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science, Physics

Audience: High School

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

Nanomotors

Subject: Chemistry, Physics

Audience: High School

Exploring nanoscale propulsion systems.

CDs and DVDs as Diffraction Gratings

Subject: Physical science, Physics

Audience: High School

Students will observe the diffraction behavior of light waves from a CD and DVD and examine AFM images of the two disks

Properties of Fluids

Subject: Chemistry, General Science, Physical science, Physics

Audience: Middle School

Lesson explores the properties of fluid flow

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