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Uncertainty Measurements and the Wavelength of Light

Subject: Physics

Audience: High School

This lab is designed to help students understand how very small measurements can be made (even at the nanoscale) and how the accuracy of those measurements affects their results.

Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency: Comparing input power to output power of a silicon photovoltaic cell

Subject: Physics

Audience: High School

In this activity, students will experiment with silicon PV cells and determine some reasons for why there may exist a need for better alternatives.

Using Gold Nanoparticles for Bacterial Detection

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Audience: High School

This lab is designed to introduce students to gold nanoparticles and some of their applications.

Lines on Paper

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.

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