How Can Nanoparticles Move from Land to Ocean?

Investigate the migration of the nanoparticle from land to water! A lab investigation asks budding scientists to simulate runoff. Testing water samples before and after the simulation leads individuals to make conclusions about pollution based on real data. The instructional activity is the first in a two-part series.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners compile a list of pollutants they might find in local waterways
Classroom Considerations

  • Review safety precautions for working with chemicals
  • Allow time to prepare lab materials prior to the activity

  • Provides student handouts and answer keys
  • Includes background information for both teachers and pupils

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