Scanning Electron Microscopes Teacher Resources
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Material Science Extension To the Electricity And Magnetism Unit
Students study the discovery of the electron and how it led to other inventions and discoveries concerning electrical current. They observe several demonstrations concerning electricity. In one activity, they determine whether or not a galvanometer is a reliable lie detector test.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students match Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) pictures with real life objects. They discuss the uses of the SEM. Students identify the real-life origins of samples by matching some SEM pictures with real-life objects. Students analyze the samples and choose the real life objects they resemble.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Tour of the Cell
The differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells are explained and the parts of each are highlighted. Discover the major organelles found in an animal cell and each of their functions. Paul Andersen does an excellent job once again with his Smart Board presentation.
14 mins 7th - 12th Science 12 Views 11 Downloads
This lesson will make an impact, especially on scientist-athletes who may have an interest in waterproof clothing! Acting as materials engineers, they work collaboratively on waterproofing pieces of cotton fabric. This challenge is preceded by reading about nanotechnology and the hydrophobic effect.
3rd - 12th Science 25 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sugar Crystal Challenge
Blow your learners' minds with a sweet lesson on nanotechnology that uses sugar to demonstrate the difference nanoscale surface area makes in dissolving and crystal formation. Plenty of supportive background information is read to introduce the concepts, and then two activities are carried out.
3rd - 9th Math 44 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Power of Graphene
To prepare for the activity, STEM classes read about nanotechnology and the amazing properties of graphene. They collect a graphene sample from pencils, and then connect them into simple circuits to determine whether it makes a better conductor or insulator.
3rd - 12th Science 17 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring at the Nanoscale
Nano-nano! Nanotechnology can seem like it's from another planet! After learning about this tiny technology, collaborative groups experiment with how smaller particles affect chemical reactions. They do this by immersing a whole and a crushed antacid tablet into equal amounts of water.
3rd - 9th Science 26 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Try Your Hand at Nano
Fascinating reading about nanotechnology, nanoscale properties, and liquid crystals precedes a fun activity for young engineers. They measure their hands in nanometers, research, and then investigate how heat effects a sheet containing liquid crystals.
3rd - 6th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is a Nanometer?
A reading precedes the activity in order to familiarize learners with just how small a nanometer is. Then, small groups measure classroom objects and convert units into nanometers. The publisher doesn't mention it, but the reading material provided can easily be used when addressing Common Core State Standards for reading informational text or scientific literacy.
3rd - 7th Math 24 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Waterproof that Roof!
Stop the raindrops from getting into the house! Eager engineers learn about roofing history and waterproofing by nanotechnology. They get into groups and work on designing a waterproof roof for a small model house. The accompanying handout provides space for planning and critical analysis questions for follow-up.
3rd - 12th Science 34 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Be a Scanning Probe Microscope
Extensive reading is done in order to learn about scanning probe microscopy and nanoscale. Afterward, individuals use a pencil to probe an unidentified object that is inside of a box so that they cannot see it. Using only what they could gather via the probe, they draw the object.
3rd - 9th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Observing Different Microbes
Following directions from a colorful slide preparation card, beginning biologists examine three different live microorganisms: bacteria, yeast, and paramecia. This is not an unusual activity to do with your class, but if you are doing it for the first time or need a refresher, the lesson plan is so well-written that you will have no questions.
5th - 8th Science 10 Views 11 Downloads
Sugar Crystal Challenge
When sugar is dissolved in water, is it gone forever? Can it become sugar again? In a lesson focusing on both observation and crystal structures, middle schoolers attempt to grow sugar crystals on strings dipped in sugar water. Note: The lesson refers to a data table, which is only found in the lesson plan in the Additional Materials section below.
4th - 9th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Mysteries of Vernacular: Miniature
Scribes once had to copy books by hand, and it was this process that birthed the word miniature. Watch as minium, or red lead used for pigment in ink, becomes miniature. The resource, part of a series of videos on vernacular, includes questions, additional information, and an online discussion question.
2 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Wow! Separate organelles from the cells of dried peas. Observe vacuoles in beet cells. Watch protists in action. Examine SEM photographs. Beginning biologists get a complete exposure to the structure and function of cell organelles. Two assessments are also available, which you can assign as homework.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 66 Downloads