Snake Oil (High School curriculum lesson)

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Description
The purpose of this activity is to use electrochemistry techniques to generate colloidal silver and then utilize the colloidal silver to determine if the growth of the bacteria Saccharomyces cerevisiae or Escherichia coli can be inhibited.

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Nano Content Map
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

Owning institution

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN); © 2008 Harvard University

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