Nano What?

The size of a nanoparticle is difficult for pupils to grasp. A hands-on experiment is designed to give your classes perspective. Learners analyze different sports drinks for the content of electrolytes as an introduction to nanoscale. They observe how varying sizes of particles react differently with light.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create a set of scale drawings to highlight the size of nanoparticles
  • Complete the worksheet as a group using whiteboards as an understanding check
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up
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Pros
  • Provides a student handout with easy-to-follow instructions
  • Includes a rubric to assess understanding throughout the lesson
Cons
  • None