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Nanotechnology Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is nanotechnology and how does it impact our daily lives? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to outline the parameters of nanotechnology. An activity allows students to show mastery with a creative spin.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'nanotechnology'
  • list and describe common applications for nanotechnology
  • explain how nanotechnology has influenced the field of information technology

Length

60 to 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7

Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

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