Taking a Closer Look at Objects (Elementary and Middle School curriculum lesson)

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Description
For students to understand their world they often need to use tools to gather information. Some tools will help them see parts of their surrounding world that they would otherwise miss. These tools include magnifying glasses and microscopes. The lesson can be conducted as a learning center or as a teacher-led whole class instruction. These can be used along with other activities discussed in the book Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses by Janice VanCleave.

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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.

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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 Georgia Institute of Technology

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