Gas Detection in Mining Using Nanotechnology

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Mine a great resource for all it's worth. A well-drawn, colorful poster explains how nanotechnology benefits mining operations. It shows how sensors use nanowires to detect gases to help keep miners safe.

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Instructional Ideas

  • If available, invite a mine safety specialist to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Reference the unit plan, Nanotechnology: A World of New Possibilities, to see how the poster relates to the lesson
  • Note that the resource is from South Africa and uses commas in place of decimal points
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Young learners will appreciate the comics format of the poster
  • Explanations are grade-level appropriate and easy to follow

  • Teenagers may not find the topic of mining to be of interest