Nanotechnology Grant Proposal Writing

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 current nanotechnology uses in medicine to develop a proposal and then present their plans for specific research using nanoparticles to combat skin cancer.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Research actual National Institutes of Health research grant proposals
  • Work with the English teacher to utilize the same writing process
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals need to have access to word processing software
  • Depending upon the amount of writing you have students do in class, you might need to extend the amount of time it takes to complete the lesson
Pros

  • The rubric allots the majority of the points to the content of the unit as opposed to style and neatness
  • The resource connects the process of writing a grant proposal to engineering — great real-world scenario
Cons

  • Some of the symbols do not display properly
Common Core