Nanotechnology Teacher Summer Institutes

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    Ozone, UV, and Nanoparticles
    (2015-01-01) Sternheim, Morton; Welborn, Jennifer
    •Ultraviolet light causes skin damage and cancer •Ozone in the stratosphere blocks UV •Sunscreen blocks UV, partly •Nanoparticles in sunscreen improve blocking Sunscreen PowerPoint and activities based on NanoSense web site:
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    Sustainable and Safe Development of Nanotechnology
    (2015-01-01) Lau, Boris
    The release of man-made nanoparticles into our natural environment has become a growing concern with the development of nanotechnology. Nanoparticles have unique properties that make them a viable tool for material science, drug delivery, and the preservation of food. Some of these properties that make nanoparticles a good tool could also present new challenges/implications to the environment. A PowerPoint overview and two activities.
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    Atomic Force Microscopes
    (2015-01-01) Snyder, Rob; Welborn, Jennifer
    PowerPoint overview. A student activity that builds an atomic force microscope model.
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    The Science of Two Dimensional Materials (PowerPoint)
    (2015-01-01) Yan, Jun
    Graphene is a single atomic sheet of graphite. Exercise: how much graphene do we need to cover the surface of the empire state building?
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    Gelatin Diffusion Experiment
    (2015-01-01) Welborn, Jennifer
    In this activity, nanotech participants will: - See how food dyes and gelatin are used to model the delivery of nanoscale medicines to cells in the human body - Measure diffusion distances of 3 different colors of food dye by: Eye, photo image on a computer, ADI software (Analyzing Digital Images) Some useful websites: Life Processes and Cells Molecular Workbench Database. Diffusion, osmosis, ...