Nanotechnology Teacher Resources
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Introduction to Nanotechnology Using the Creative Problem-Solving Model
7th - 12th
Should we continue to spend money on nanotechnology? Groups engage in a problem-solving unique process around the newly emerging research field of nanotechnology. In order to propose a solution, the groups must research nanotechnology...
Nanotechnology Grant Proposal Writing
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Please, sir, can I have a few thousand dollars for my research? The last installment in a six-part lesson has the pupils develop a grant proposal. Class members apply their knowledge of skin cancer, ultraviolet radiation, human skin, and...
Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-Nanotechnology
6th - Higher Ed
Ethical concerns are not always black and white. A well-designed lesson presents learners with scenarios for which ethics may come into question. Scholars learn to consider the different sides of a situation and make an unbiased conclusion.
The Little Stuff Can Make a Big Difference
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Great things come in small packages! What better way to illustrate this point than a week-long look at nanotechnology? Earth science scholars explore water quality issues through lab activities, then research new innovations in nanotech...
Creating and Testing Silver-Nanoparticle Socks
10th - Higher Ed
Antibacterial socks are a product of nanotechnology. An inquiry-based activity asks collaborative groups to create their own antibacterial socks and then test them against other products on the market. The sock with the least amount of...
Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals
9th - 12th
What does it take to be considered a smart material? Learners investigate the properties of Nitinol, a smart material, through a hands-on lab activity. They examine the crystal lattice structure and the conditions required for Nitinol to...
How Dry am I? Exploring Biomimicry and Nanotechnology
6th - 8th
Help your classes feel like they can walk on water! An engaging inquiry-based lesson has young scholars experiment with different surface coatings. They make observations about their properties and how they relate to the surface tension...