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It’s a Small World After All

Author: Jennifer Boyd-Waller


William L. Sayre High School

Year: 2009

Seminar: Surfaces, Technology and Life

Grade Level: 11

Keywords: atoms, high school science, Nanotechnology, physics, Science, science lab

School Subject(s): Biology, Science

This unit is entitled, “It’s A Small World After All.”  There is a whole world of microorganisms that we can’t see.  Physical and chemical changes are taking place all around us.  Nanotechnology is the study of materials at atomic or molecular scale.  This technology is concerned with dimensions of less than 100 nanometers.  Atoms are said to be less than one nanometer.  This unit will look at the science we can’t see and the products that have been developed using nanoscale technology.  The properties of atoms, molecules and matter are all a part of the 11th grade Core Curriculum of the School District of Philadelphia.  This unit will help students understand the manipulation of matter at the atomic level.  This unit will last for 2 weeks.  Each class session will be 47 minutes in length.  Activities will be conducted in the classroom, science lab, computer lab and library. 

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