The learning activities in this unit use constructivist learning, analytical thinking, problem-solving, research, creativity, and investigation. In Lesson 3, students analyze the individual traits that are needed for success in careers in science and other fields. In Lesson 4, Scales and Sizes of Objects, the class constructs a scale continuum using the information that individual students have found during their investigations of the sizes of objects. In Lesson 5, the class inductively deduces the unique properties of the nanoscale using their observations during a set of inquiry activities. In Lesson 6, the class constructs an attribute list for nanotechnology products and analyzes the properties of the nanoscale that make these attributes possible. The culminating activity of Lesson 6 allows students to use attribute listing to generate new nanoproducts or improve existing products using nanoscale properties. In Lesson 7, students use Paul's Reasoning Model and the William and Mary Research Model to analyze the use of antimicrobial clothing from the perspectives of stakeholders. Students develop recommendations based on their analyses of primary source information and create a presentation.

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