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Nano-Technology Experiments

Nanotechnology Experiments offers hands-on experiments for your science class. The suitcase includes basic and advanced experiments, equipment, books, and videos providing an engaging introduction and in-depth exploration of this new frontier in the sciences. Some experiments require simple and inexpensive consumables readily available from discount stores.

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Arkansas Standards

Activity: Bubbles Characteristics

3-PS2-1

Plan and conduct an investigation collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence, using fair tests in which variables are controlled and the number of trials considered.

 

3-PS2-3

Ask questions that can be investigated based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

 

4-PS3-2

Make observations to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence for an explanation of a phenomenon or test a design solution.

 

5-ESS1-2

Represent data in graphical displays (bar graphs, pictographs, and/or pie charts) to reveal patterns that indicate relationships.

 

5-PS1-3

Make observations and measurements to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence for an explanation of a phenomenon.

 

6-ESS2-5

Collect data to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence to answer scientific questions or test design solutions under a range of conditions.

 

6-LS1-8

Gather, read, and synthesize information from multiple appropriate sources and assess the credibility, accuracy, and possible bias of each publication and methods used, and describe how they are supported or not supported by evidence.

 

Activity: How Big is Big (Bubbles)?

 

3-PS2-1

Plan and conduct an investigation collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence, using fair tests in which variables are controlled and the number of trials considered.

 

3-PS2-3

Ask questions that can be investigated based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

 

4-PS3-2

Make observations to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence for an explanation of a phenomenon or test a design solution.

 

5-ESS1-2

Represent data in graphical displays (bar graphs, pictographs, and/or pie charts) to reveal patterns that indicate relationships.

 

5-PS1-3

Make observations and measurements to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence for an explanation of a phenomenon.

 

6-ESS2-5

Collect data to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence to answer scientific questions or test design solutions under a range of conditions.

 

6-LS1-8

Gather, read, and synthesize information from multiple appropriate sources and assess the credibility, accuracy, and possible bias of each publication and methods used, and describe how they are supported or not supported by evidence.

Activity: How Big is a Nano?

3.MD.A.2

Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units such as: grams (g), kilograms (kg), liters (l), gallons (gal), quarts (qt), pints (pt), and cups (c).

 

4-PS3-2

Make observations to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence for an explanation of a phenomenon or test a design solution.

 

4.MD.A.1

Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec; yd, ft, in; gal, qt, pt, c.

 

5-PS1-3

Make observations and measurements to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence for an explanation of a phenomenon.

 

5.OA.A.1

Use grouping symbols including parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

 

5.NBT.A.1

Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.

 

7.EE.B.3

Solve multi-step real-life, and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form using tools strategically.

Activity: Tiny Teacup

 

3-PS2-3

Ask questions that can be investigated based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

 

4-PS3-3

Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.

 

5-PS1-1

Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

 

5-PS1-4

Conduct an investigation collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence, using fair tests in which variables are controlled and the number of trials considered.

 

5-PS1-3

Make observations and measurements to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence for an explanation of a phenomenon.

 

6-ESS2-4, 7-PS1-5

Develop a model to describe unobservable mechanisms.

 

7-LS2-1

Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for phenomena.

 

8-PS2-2

Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

 

Activity: What is a Buckyball?

5-PS1-1

Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

 

6-ESS2-4

Develop a model to describe unobservable mechanisms.

 

7-PS1-1

Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

 

Era4.1.8.6

Evaluate the historical significance of individuals, groups, and events.

 

Activity: What is Nanotechnology?

 

Era4.1.8.6

Evaluate the historical significance of individuals, groups, and events.

 

AT.1.C.1

Summarize the discoveries of the subatomic particles.

  • Rutherford’s gold foil
  • Chadwick’s discovery of the neutron
  • Thomson’s cathode ray
  • Millikan’s Oil Drop

 

7-PS1-1

Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

 

Activity: Nano Puppet Shows

 

2-PS1-3 

Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a set of small pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.

 

2-PS1-4

Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.

 

3-PS2-1

Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

 

3-PS2-2

Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

 

4-PS4-1

Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.

 

5-PS1-1

Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

 

5-PS1-2

Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.

 

6-LS1-1

Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

 

7-PS1-1

Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

 

 

7-PS1-4

Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

8-LS3-1

Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.

Activity: Build a Buckyball:

 

7-PS1-1

Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules.

 

AT.2.C.1

Analyze an atom’s particle position, arrangement, and charge using:

  • Proton
  • Neutron
  • Electron

 

Activity: Cosmetics Factory City Council Debate

 

7-PS1-3

Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

 

7-PS1-2

Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

 

7-PS1-5

Develop a model to describe unobservable mechanisms.

 

8-ETS1-4

Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

 

8-ETS1-3

Analyze and interpret data to determine similarities and differences in findings.

 

W.7.1

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

 

W.7.1.C

Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.

 

W.7.1.E

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

 

SL.7.1.A

Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

 

SL.7.5

Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentation to clarify claims and findings and emphasize the primary points.

 

W.8.1.B

Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

 

W.8.1.E

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

 

SL.8.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions

  • One-on-one
  • In groups
  • Teacher-led

with diverse partners on Grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

 

L.8.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking as appropriate for Grade 8.

 

Activity: What’s in a Magnet?

 

8-PS2-3

Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

 

8-PS2-4

Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.

 

8-PS2-5

Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.

 

8-PS3-2

Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

 

Activity: Measurement Unit—Scale and the Metric System

 

AR.Math.Content.6.SP.A.3

Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number (mean, median, mode), while for a measure of variation (interquartile range, mean absolute deviation) describes how its values vary with a single number.

 

NS.10.PS.6

Communicate experimental results using appropriate reports, figures, and tables.

 

NR.2.QL.5

Use dimensional analysis to solve problems involving multiple units of measurement.

 

NS.10.PS.6

Communicate experimental results using appropriate reports, figures, and tables.

 

Activity: What is a Virus?

 

CDL.7.B.6

Compare and contrast the structures and characteristics of viruses (lytic and lysogenic cycles) with non-living and living things.

 

CDL.7.B.7

Evaluate the medical and economic importance of viruses.

 

CDL.7.B.11

Describe the characteristics used to classify protists:

  • Plant-like
  • Animal-like
  • Fungal-like

 

NS.11.B.6

Formulate valid conclusions without bias.

 

Activity: Visualizing Scale in Physical Science

 

NS.10.PS.4

Gather and analyze data using appropriate summary statistics.

 

NS.10.PS.5

Formulate valid conclusions without bias

 

NS.10.PS.6

Communicate experimental results using appropriate reports, figures, and tables.

 

NS.12.PS.2

Collect and analyze scientific data using appropriate mathematical calculations, figures, and tables.

Activity: Bubblelicious

 

NS.10.PS.1

Develop and explain the appropriate procedure, controls, and variables (dependent and independent) in scientific experimentation.

 

NS.10.PS.6

Communicate experimental results using appropriate reports, figures, and tables.

 

P.7.PS.2

Explain diffraction of waves.

 

P.7.PS.6

Define light in terms of waves and particles.

 

P.7.PS.7

Explain the formation of color by light and by pigments.

 

P.7.PS.9

Illustrate constructive and destructive interference of light waves.

 

Activity: How does Surface Area affect Reaction Rates?

 

 

S.12.C.1

Balance chemical equations when all reactants and products are given.

 

S.14.C.1

Identify the type of reaction and predict the products given the reactants.

 

E.24.C.1

List and explain the factors which affect the rate of a reaction and the relationship of these factors to chemical equilibrium.

 

NS.10.PS.1

Develop and explain the appropriate procedure, controls, and variables (dependent and independent) in scientific experimentation.

 

NS.10.PS.2

Research and apply appropriate safety precautions when designing and /or conducting scientific investigations.

 

NS.10.PS.4

Gather and analyze data using appropriate summary statistics.

 

NS.10.PS.5

Formulate valid conclusions without bias

 

NS.10.PS.6

Communicate experimental results using appropriate reports, figures, and tables.

 

Activity: How small is it?

 

Chemistry Strand: Nature of Science

Standard 33: Students shall design and safely conduct scientific inquiry.

 

Chemistry Strand: Nature of Science

Standard 35: Students shall use mathematics, science equipment, and technology as tolls to communicate and solve problems in chemistry.

 

NS.35.C.1

Collect and analyze scientific data using appropriate mathematical calculations, figures, and tables.

 

NS.35.C.2

Use appropriate equipment and technology as tools for solving problems.

 

NS.35.C.3

Utilize technology to communicate research findings.