Recommended Year Level: Years 9 and 10 Required Knowledge: Little Duration: 8 x 50 minute lessons
This module can be used as a broad introduction to nanotechnology. In it, the bulk properties (classical effects) of materials are compared with the properties at the nanoscale (quantum effects). This comparison highlights the way in which materials acquire new, improved and/or different properties at the nanoscale and how these new properties are leading to the creation of new products and applications.
Students will be led through a number of activities and experiments, which will expose them to the idea that the same material as a nanoscale particle acquires new/better properties. Most of the experiments are traditional ones, however they have been carefully chosen to highlight 'cool nanoscience'
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