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Tiny Particles, Big Trouble!


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    NISE Network

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Tiny Particles, Big Trouble!

In this activity, learners discover why some nanoscale science and technology is done in the controlled environment of a clean room, what clean rooms are like, and how scientists help keep the clean room clean. During the program, learners sniff scents to analyze particles too small to see, try on the head-to-toe suits that scientists wear in clean rooms, and manipulate pretend silicon wafers with tweezers.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
Over $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Manufacturing Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
    • Technology
      • Medical Technology
      • Agriculture and Biotechnology
      • Information and Communication
  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Smell
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society

Informal Categories


  • Computers

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • smell
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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