Quantum Dots and the Harkess Method

The Fantastic Voyage is becoming close to reality. The class reads an article on the use of nanotechnology in the medical field and participate in a discussion about what they read. The discussion method helps class members become more critical readers of scientific information. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show a portion of Fantastic Voyage as a hook
  • To get all of the class to participate in the discussion, encourage them to take notes on the questions as they read
Classroom Considerations

  • Conduct some background research on the Harkness method to aid in leading the discussion
  • The lesson is the sixth installment of a seven-part series.
Pros

  • The questions help guide class members while they read
  • The teacher resources contain vocabulary words and definitions
Cons

  • The videos in the lecture notes are not available