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Exploring Products - Computer Hard Drives

In this activity, learners use floating ring magnets to store data and model how computer hard drives works.

DESCRIPTION

"Exploring Products - Computer Hard Drives" is a hands on activity in which visitors use floating ring magnets to store data. They learn that computer hard drives are one of the most common applications of nanotechnology.

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DESCRIPTION

"Exploring Products - Computer Hard Drives" is a hands on activity in which visitors use floating ring magnets to store data. They learn that computer hard drives are one of the most common applications of nanotechnology.

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OBJECTIVES

BIG IDEA

Computer hard drives are one of the most common applications of nanotechnology.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Computer hard drives are one of the most common applications of nanotechnology.

  • Nano-sized magnetic regions allow hard drives to hold a lot of information in a small space.

NANO CONTENT MAP

Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.

Credits

YEAR CREATED
2012
OWNING INSTITUTION

Sciencenter

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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