Size and Scale (Elementary and Middle School curriculum lesson)

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Students will examine the order of size of objects from the nanoscale to macroscale to visualize exponents and decimals, make size comparisons of objects, and develop an understanding of how small a nanometer is in comparison to common objects. This lesson uses the metric system.


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Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.


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