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Zoom into a Microchip video

In this video, learners see the tiny wires and the crisscrossing patterns of the microchip's circuits while learning a bit about why making it small is important.

DESCRIPTION

This zoom video explores the inner-workings of a microchip. We start with a digital camera and transition to a scanning electron microscope. You'll see the tiny wires and the crisscrossing patterns of the microchip's circuits while learning a bit about why making it small is important.

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DESCRIPTION

This zoom video explores the inner-workings of a microchip. We start with a digital camera and transition to a scanning electron microscope. You'll see the tiny wires and the crisscrossing patterns of the microchip's circuits while learning a bit about why making it small is important.

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TRAINING VIDEOS

OBJECTIVES

BIG IDEA

Microchips are small, powerful, and improved by nanotechnology.

LEARNING GOALS

  • As a result of watching this video, learners will appreciate the intricate and very small nature of microchips.

  • As a result of watching this video, learners will appreciate how nanotechnology has improved the microchip.

NANO CONTENT MAP

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.

Credits

YEAR CREATED
2013
OWNING INSTITUTION

Lawrence Hall of Science

FUNDING

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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