Nanoscience - Unit Summary

Total duration

16 lessons, 1 hour each

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Lesson 7 – Carbon Nanotubes - continued

Learning outcomes

In these lessons students will investigate:

Big ideas

Learning Sequence

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  1. Review the students understanding of the key points in lesson 6.
  2. Investigation – Students view YouTube - Nova: Carbon Nanotubes and YouTube – Nano Series 4/5 Where are nanotubes used? Resources
  3. Discussion – Teacher discusses the key ideas presented in the video clips and promotes a general discussion about the ideas raised. Q – What applications excite you the most? Resources
  4. Collaboration – Students divide into breakout groups to discuss the questions raised and are set the task of presenting 3-5 narrated PowerPoint slides focusing on the potential applications of this new technology. An example of a narrated PowerPoint is shown to the class. Resources
  5. Discussion – Students are provided with the details of how the media file presentations will be conducted and presented along with the narrated PowerPoint presentations.
  6. Collaboration – Students work on media file activities as needed and teachers review progress.

Home Learning

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