Nanoscience - Unit Summary

Total duration

16 lessons, 1 hour each

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Lesson 2 – How do properties change at the nano scale?

Learning outcomes

In these lessons students will be able to:

Big ideas

Learning Sequence

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  1. Review the students understanding of the key points in lesson 1.
  2. Investigation – Students investigate what is meant by the bulk properties of matter. View PowerPoint 2.2 - Bulk Properties.pptx Resources
  3. Investigation – Students investigate how the bulk properties can change as the surface area to volume ratio increases. View PowerPoint 2.3 - Bulk to Nano Properties.pptx Resources
  4. Reflection – Students investigate individual atom placement after introduction of YouTube IBM - A boy and his atom: World’s smallest movie. Resources
  5. Discussion – Students discuss the effects of surface to volume ratio on bulk properties of matter. View YouTube – Deconstructing the Nano Cube. Resources

Home Learning

  1. Students revisit the key idea of the effects of surface area to volume ratio as discussed in the video at 2:35mins. Resources