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This lesson focuses on how materials behave differently as their surface area increases.
In this demonstration, learners discover that nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area to volume ratio.
In this activity, learners explore how water behaves differently when it comes in contact with "nano sand" and regular sand.
In this activity, learners discover that the way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its structure on the nanoscale.
In this activity, learners use a flexible magnet as a model for a scanning probe microscope (SPM). They learn that SPMs are an example of a special tool that scientists use to work on the nanoscale.
In this activity, learners investigate Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) and then work in teams using a pencil to explore and identify the shape of objects they cannot see, just as SPMs do at the nano
In this activity related to nanotechnology, learners observe some of the effects that result from creating a thin layer of material several nanometers thick.
In this activity, learners try pouring water out of a regular cup and a miniature cup. It’s harder than it sounds! Learners discover that different forces dominate at different size scales.
In this activity, learners create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Learners discover that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors.
In this activity (pages 17-31), learners are introduced to techniques that are used to determine the structures of solid materials.
In this activity (pages 7-16), learners model various crystal structures with LEGOs. This activity also contains additional links that explain how to create other crystal structures.
In this activity, learners investigate just how small a billionth of a meter is by attempting to cut a paper ruler down to a nanometer-sized sliver.
In this activity, learners discover that a material can act differently when it's nanometer-sized.
This activity/demo introduces learners to aerogel, a glass nanofoam. Learners discover how aerogel is made and how well it insulates as well as learn about aerogel's other unique properties.
In this activity, learners use their sense of smell to explore the world on the nanoscale.
This lesson focuses on how nanotechnology has impacted our society and how engineers have learned to explore the world at the nanoscale.
In this activity on page 15 of the PDF, discover how materials and physical forces behave differently at the nanoscale.
This lesson focuses on two simple activities that younger learners can do to gain an appreciation of nanotechnology. First, learners measure their hands in nanometers.
In this activity (page 10), learners explore how molecules self-assemble according to forces of attraction and repulsion.