How Do Chemists Measure?

Young chemists create gold nanoparticles as they learn to measure accurately with the metric system. They create an advertisement for the application of nanotechnology to complete the first lesson in a series of six.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create additional worksheets practicing reading the meniscus of liquid measuring
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of reading graduated cylinders and following lab safety procedures
  • Students with color blindness may struggle to observe the change in oxidation state, which appears as a color change

  • Provides modifications and alternative assessment options
  • Links nanotechnology to everyday life

  • None