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Students examine the profile of a patient who has lung cancer, and determine the best way to administer a new drug for the lung cancer. They analyze a picture of the circulatory system, and in small groups brainstorm different ways that the medicine can be administered using a ferrofluid application of nanotechnology.
Students explore the careers of prominent African Americans in science, mathematics, and technology. They use The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences website, which includes profiles of past and present African Americans engaged in science and technology categorized by discipline and indexed by name. There are sixteen different professional categories. Each student examine scientists from a least five different cateogories.
Students examine how technology has impacted lives, has changed over the years, and may influence people's lives in the future. Groups discuss nanotechnology and the role it might play in medicine. They are given a scenario to work through as a team based on an assigned identity and present their ideas to the remainder of the class.