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TeachEngineering: NanoTech - Insights into a Nano-Sized World

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Ferrofluids, quantum dots, and good nanoparticles. Young material scientists and engineers are introduced to the field of nanoscience with two lessons and four activities. Topics covered include an introduction to nanotechnology and its...
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TeachEngineering: Using Nanoparticles to Detect, Treat and Protect from Skin Cancer

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Young scientists take on the role of biomedical engineers as they accept the challenge of using nanoparticles to help detect, treat, and protect people from skin cancer. Researchers perform hands-on activities to become familiar with the...
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Big vs. Little – Micro to Nano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Here's a small collection that introduces young scientists to some very big concepts. Kids complete an interactive, build structures, use magnifying lenses to find micro specimens, and compare objects—large and small. Learners examine...
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TeachEngineering: Keepers of the Gate

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Red Rover, Red Rover, send young intracellular engineers right over! In this unit of the TeachEngineering series, scholars tackle the challenge of determining why Grandmother’s suggestion of gargling with salt water to relieve a sore...
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Lesson #2 ~ Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You might love this lesson, or you might not. Basically, high school scientists read through a script in which someone interviews a physicist, a biologist, and a chemist in regard to their use of nanotechnology. The names of the involved...
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Introduction to Nanotechnology Using the Creative Problem-Solving Model

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Nanotechnology as a Whole

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
It's a small (nanotechnology) world after all! The first segment of a six-part series gives an overview of nanotechnology, its principles and applications, and shares some of the engineering applications of nanotechnology. A presentation...
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Fun With Nanotechnology

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Introduce your class to nanotechnology applications with three demonstrations that showcase scientific principles related to ferrofluids, quantum dots, and gold nanoparticles. Groups will work more closely with these applications in the...
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Nanotechnology and Cancer Treatments

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Information on the biomedical use of nanotechnology, specifically in the detection and treatment of cancer, is the focus of a activity that seems like it is out of a science fiction novel. Pupils learn about electrophoresis, which is...
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Cancer Treatment with Nanotechnology

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Is nanotechnology the cure to cancer? A comics-based poster introduces nanotechnology applications in the medical field. Viewers see how nanoparticles play a role in targeted cancer drug delivery systems.
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Sunlight into Electricity Using Nanotechnology

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Shine a light on nanotechnology. Scholars read an electrifying poster to learn about the relationship between nanotechnology and solar energy. They start with a whole solar panel, then focus in on smaller and smaller components of the...
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Exploring at the Nanoscale

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Nano-nano! Nanotechnology can seem like it's from another planet! After learning about this tiny technology, collaborative groups experiment with how smaller particles affect chemical reactions. They do this by immersing a whole and a...
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Try Your Hand at Nano

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Fascinating reading about nanotechnology, nanoscale properties, and liquid crystals precedes a fun activity for young engineers. They measure their hands in nanometers, research, and then investigate how heat effects a sheet containing...
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Nanotechnology: A World of New Possibilities

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Good things come in small packages. A four-lesson unit plan provides educators with a framework for teaching about nanotechnology. The lesson looks at how nanotechnology relates to water purification, cancer treatment, solar energy, and...
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Exploring at the Nanoscale

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Discover a world too small to see. In the lesson, young scientists learn about nanotechnology and brainstorm ideas for new applications of it. They perform an activity to determine how surface area changes when objects are made smaller...
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Nanotechnology Grant Proposal Writing

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
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...
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Mixtures and Nanotechnology

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does size have to do with it? Learners analyze different mixtures, both homogeneous and heterogeneous, to discover the properties related to the size of their particles. The activity connects these properties to those of...
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Gas Detection in Mining Using Nanotechnology

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
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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Water Purification with Nanotechnology

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
These small particles have a huge job. A poster shows future engineers an application of nanotechnology. It describes how nano silver particles are embedded into plastic water barrels to help kill E. coli bacteria.
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Chameleons Are Masters of Nanotechnology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The oddball reptiles, chameleons, can teach animal lovers a little something about nanotechnology. Viewers peel away the layers of the chameleon skin to discover the different types of chromatophores using an episode of a larger series...
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Nano Waterproofing

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
This lesson will make an impact, especially on scientist-athletes who may have an interest in waterproof clothing! Acting as materials engineers, they work collaboratively on waterproofing pieces of cotton fabric. This challenge is...
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The Power of Graphene

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
To prepare for the activity, STEM classes read about nanotechnology and the amazing properties of graphene. They collect a graphene sample from pencils, and then connect them into simple circuits to determine whether it makes a better...
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Experiments in Nanotechnology: Ferrofluids

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners explore the world of nanotechnology by synthesizing ferrofluids in a series of chemical reactions. In small groups, they follow the procedure to create the ferrofluids using precise measuring techniques. They test the resulting...
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Sugar Crystal Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Blow your learners' minds with a sweet lesson on nanotechnology that uses sugar to demonstrate the difference nanoscale surface area makes in dissolving and crystal formation. Plenty of supportive background information is read to...

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