Magnetism and Nanotechnology (Middle and High School curriculum lesson)

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Description
Ferrofluid is a unique material that has both magnetic and liquid properties. It is a colloidal solution of nano-sized particle of magnetite suspended in a liquid. (Purchased). This activity will review what students know about magnetism and compares that knowledge to how ferrofluid behaves.
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Objectives

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Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.

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2014
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National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) funded by the National Science Foundation

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National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN); © 2007 Georgia Institute of Technology

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