One of the key features of nanomaterials is that the dominant forces they are subject to are different than the ones in student’s everyday lives. Students assume, from their life experiences, that gravity will dominate the nanoscale as it does the macro scale. This module focuses students’ attention on the kinds of interactions that nanomaterials have with contaminants. One of the key pieces of information students are given on the Contaminant and Technology Cards is the kind of forces that a material experiences.
*System scenarios (1 set per class) – provided within the module
*Contaminant Cards (1 set per group of 3–4 students) – provided within the module
*NanoTechnology Cards (1 set per group of 3–4 students) – provided within the module
Chart paper and markers or some other mechanism for students to present their system design
*Denotes materials sent by Nano-Link to the educator
To request materials you must complete the "NIP Registration Form" available in the Nano-Infusion menu.