We Know NANO!

We Know NANO!

Key concepts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology are presented in a fun, creative format that encourages audience participation. Students will explore the meaning and purpose of nanoscience, including the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology, nano innovations, and the impact of nanoscience on society and the future. This presenter-led, multimedia program includes unique activities that promote scientific literacy and make the study of nanoscience relevant and relatable for groups of 35-190 students per session. This program is made possible by generous grants from Best Buy and NISE Network.

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Grade Level: 5-8
LINK: Science Station

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLEs

 

Grade 4

(LS-E-A3) Describe how parts of animals’ bodies are related to their functions and survival (e.g., wings/flying, webbed feet/swimming)

(SI-E-A2) Predict and anticipate possible outcomes

(SI-E-B3) Recognize that a variety of tools can be used to examine objects at different degrees of magnification (e.g., hand lens, microscope)

(SI-E-B6) Explain and give examples of how scientific discoveries have affected society

 

Grade 5

(PS-M-A1) Compare the physical properties of large and small quantities of the same type of matter

(PS-M-C1) Classify energy resources as renewable, non-renewable, or inexhaustible

(PS-M-C3)  Identify the Sun as Earth’s primary energy source and give examples (e.g., photosynthesis, water cycle) to support that conclusion

(LS-M-D1) Describe adaptations of plants and animals that enable them to thrive in local and other natural environments

(SI-M-B5) Recognize the importance of communication among scientists about investigations in progress and the work of others

(SI-M-B6) Explain that, through the use of scientific processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas

(SI-M-B7) Identify areas in which technology has changed human lives (e.g., transportation, communication, geographic information systems, DNA fingerprinting)

 

Grade 6

(PS-M-A8) Determine the effect of particle size of reactants on the rate of chemical reactions during a lab activity (e.g., powdered vs. solid forms)

(PS-M-C6) Describe how electricity can be produced from other types of energy (e.g., magnetism, solar, mechanical)

(SE-M-A6) Explain how the use of different energy resources affects the environment and the economy

(SI-M-B3) Explain how technology can expand the senses and contribute to the increase and/or modification of scientific knowledge

(SI-M-B5) Recognize the importance of communication among scientists about investigations in progress and the work of others

(SI-M-B6) Explain that, through the use of scientific processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas

(SI-M-B7) Identify areas in which technology has changed human lives (e.g., transportation, communication, geographic information systems, DNA fingerprinting)

(SI-M-B7)

Evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment

 

Grade 7

(SE-M-A4) Analyze the consequences of human activities on ecosystems

(SE-M-A8) Identify and analyze the environmental impact of humans’ use of technology (e.g., energy production, agriculture, transportation, human habitation)

(SI-M-B3) Explain how technology can expand the senses and contribute to the increase and/or modification of scientific knowledge

(SI-M-B5) Recognize the importance of communication among scientists about investigations in progress and the work of others

(SI-M-B6) Explain that, through the use of scientific processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas

(SI-M-B7) Identify areas in which technology has changed human lives (e.g., transportation, communication, geographic information systems, DNA fingerprinting)

(SI-M-B7) Evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment

 

Grade 8

(SE-M-A4) Analyze the consequences of human activities on global Earth systems

(SI-M-B3) Explain how technology can expand the senses and contribute to the increase and/or modification of scientific knowledge  

(SI-M-B5) Recognize the importance of communication among scientists about investigations in progress and the work of others

(SI-M-B6) Explain that, through the use of scientific processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas

(SI-M-B7) Identify areas in which technology has changed human lives (e.g., transportation, communication, geographic information systems, DNA fingerprinting)

(SI-M-B7) Evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment

 


  
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