March 4-7, 2014
Carnegie Science Center
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Nanotechnology touches many facets of our lives and all areas of science, yet we are just beginning to learn about its potential impact.
In this workshop, students explore the benefits, risks and challenges of this new frontier. They learn what "nano" means and how substances behave differently at the nano scale.
Students experiment with peacock feathers, clothing, ferrofluid, hydrophobics and more to explore the wonders of nanotechnology, and engage in a unique LEGO competition to simulate the challenges of working at the nano scale.
No prior knowledge of nanotechnology is required.
Science and technology topics include:
Basics of Advanced Materials Processes (including Chemistry), and Nanotechnology
Program Capacity: 30Program Dates & Times
March 4, 2014 – 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
March 5, 2014 – 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
March 6, 2014 – 10 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
March 7, 2014 – 10 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
Nanomission: Interactive 3-D learning games based on the nanosciences and nanotechnology
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Pioneering Nanotechnologist, Naomi Halas
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MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
HS-LS4-6. Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.
HS-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.