A focus of the National Science Standards is that students are provided opportunities to read and analyze science outside of their textbooks. This lesson will allow reading across the curriculum by providing students the opportunity to read about nanotechnology. In addition this will open up an opportunity to engage students in discourse about a significant technology that will allow them to analyze and reflect on its implications and significance for the future.
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.
Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) funded by the National Science Foundation
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN); © 2006 Georgia Institute of Technology
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