The Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering: A Guidebook for Secondary Teachers

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By: Shawn Y. Stevens, LeeAnn M. Sutherland, and Joseph S. Krajcik NSTA Press Book, 2009 ISBN 978-1-93515-507-2 Member Price: $22.36, Nonmember Price: $27.95 Grade Level: Middle School, High School


Nano Content Map: 
  • Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
  • Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
  • Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
  • Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.


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