Size-Dependent Properties Stations

By Alex Madsen

Purdue University

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This activity involves comparing materials with and without nanotechnology. This handout includes a t-shirt, sunscreen, sand, plants, liquid crystal sheets, iron, and gold.

Credits (handouts and worksheets),_Its_All_About_Nano/Magic_Sand.html (picture) (gold synthesis picture) (gold nanoparticle synthesis activity) (background info and synthesis procedure) (background information, student synthesis procedure and video)

Stevens, S. Y., Sutherland, L. M., & Krajcik, J. S. (2009). The big ideas of nanoscience and engineering: A guidebook for secondary teachers. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press. (pg.41)

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