Nanotechnology: A World of New Possibilities

Good things come in small packages. A four-lesson unit plan provides educators with a framework for teaching about nanotechnology. The lesson looks at how nanotechnology relates to water purification, cancer treatment, solar energy, and gas detection in mines.

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Instructional Ideas

  • If time is an issue, have each of four groups work through a separate lesson and then share findings with the rest of the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that posters for each lesson are available in separate resources
  • Lesson is from South Africa, so some spellings differ from those of the US; this may become an issue in the word search
Pros

  • Teacher resource provides answers to all activities
  • Printable worksheets available for the lessons
Cons

  • None
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