Be a Scanning Probe Microscope

This Be a Scanning Probe Microscope activity & project also includes:

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. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Pros

  • Reading material helps increase scientific literacy and address Common Core State Standards
  • Meets Next Generation Science Standards in fifth grade physical science
Cons

  • None