Nanoscience - Unit Summary

Total duration

16 lessons, 1 hour each

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Lesson 5 – Properties of bulk metal

Learning outcomes

In these lessons students will investigate:

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Learning Sequence

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  1. Review the students understanding of the key points in lesson 4.
  2. Reflection – Students recall the types of applications that Nano Gold has across various fields and post their ideas in Padlet. Resources

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    Movie: Using Padlet (3:46mins)

  3. Discussion – Students are divided in to breakout groups to investigate and critique the posts. Resources
  4. Investigation – Teacher introduces the properties of Nitinol using a Predict, Observe, Explain. Resources

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  5. Reflection – Students view the YouTube TED video on shape memory alloys and brainstorm ideas around its application to everyday situations, e.g. car panels. Resources
  6. Collaboration – Students divide into breakout groups and work on developing questions for the guest speaker before they are introduced to the class to discuss their research.

Home Learning

  1. Students work on developing a media file of applications of Nanoscience encountered in reports of local media items. Media file is shared on NVSES network.