Why Go Nano?

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In the collection of chemical species, particularly those of toxic natures, high sensitivity is key to abstracting all harmful materials. To achieve high sensitivity, scientists are making smaller materials, such as nanoparticles, which yield higher surface areas. The application of these materials, however, poses many challenges.

In the following lesson, students will investigate the pros and cons of going smaller in size.

The proposed lesson plan addresses the inquiry process strands and is intended for 8th grade or higher level courses.

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