Electromagnetic Radiation

How can nanoparticles be used in the battle against skin cancer. Class members take on the question as they gather information about electromagnetic radiation, specifically ultraviolet radiation. Pupils learn about the mathematical relationship between energy and wave frequency and then must find a use for nanoparticles in the battle against skin cancer .

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide opportunities for guided practice before assigning the homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members need to know how to operate with scientific notation
  • Depending upon the mode of instruction, it might not take the entire three class periods
  • First lesson of a six-part series
Pros

  • The resource contains a vocabulary list for the unit
  • The plan includes suggestions for assessments throughout the resource
Cons

  • Some of the symbols in the information do not display correctly
Common Core