Lesson 7: Applications of Nanotechnology


Purpose:

  • Explore applications of nanoscale science.
  • Describe how designers use unique properties to make innovative products.
  • Use attribute listing to generate creative ideas.
  • Create a "new and improved" product using unique properties of the nanoscale.

Synopsis:

In this lesson students use a graphic organizer to gather information about products that use nanotechnology. Students list attributes of nanotechnology products and the unique properties of the nanoscale that enable these attributes. Categories are created for groups of attributes. The culminating activity of this lesson is for students to create an improved or new product that uses nanotechnology through the use of the attribute listing process.


Useful Websites:

http://www.nanoandme.org
http://www.discovernano.northwestern.edu/affect/applications_content/index_html

iPhone iPad Applications:


iPhone FindNano Application http://www.nanotechproject.org/iphone/

iPad FindNano Application http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id331714573?mt=8

Website by Lori Andersen, 2012