Think tiny

Nanotechnology is a hot topic, and there is a wealth of information online- we have just found a useful site that covers the main things, from the definition of nanotechnology to some of its applications and risks: 10 things you should know about nanotechnology. You can get your students to explore it for research prior to a discussion on the topic… but it’s quite text-heavy, so if you need to lighten things up, why not use Punk Science’s Nanotechnology Song to hook your students in first!

Artists interpretation of carbon nanotubules

And if you want to do some demonstrations or activities in the classroom, this site contains some cool experiments you or your students can do quickly, with instructional videos. Mmmm, liquid crystals…

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