Powers of Ten with the Blue Morpho Butterfly (Middle and High School curriculum lesson)

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Description: 

This activity is designed to help students understand the concept of scale and magnification when examining a Blue Morpho butterfly wing. The activity requires the use of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) but images are provided if there is no access to an SEM.

Objectives

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  • 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.

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Funding: 
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) funded by the National Science Foundation
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National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN); © 2013 The University of California, Santa Barbara and Georgia Institute of Technology Photo Credit: Johan J. Ingles-Le Nobel
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