Nanoparticles: Land and Ocean (High School curriculum lesson)

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Description
Pollution, both macroscopic and microscopic, is an important environmental issue for aquatic ecosystems. For this lab, students will model how nanoparticle pollution travels from land to water. This lab is part 1 of a 2-part series of labs designed to help students understand the effect that nanoscale pollutants have on aquatic ecosystems.

Objectives

Nano Content Map
Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.

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Funding

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) funded by the National Science Foundation

Owning institution

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN); © 2009 Chloe Figueiredo and the University of California, Santa Barbara

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