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Question: Ask the students to tell you some of the things that they don't like about their clothing. Make a list on the board of their responses.
Example: Shrink, fade, stain, too big or too small, don't like the color, to hot or too cold for certain times of the year, etc.
These flaws can all be fixed through nanotechnology!
II. Activity #1: (8 Minutes) Introduce Nanotechnology
-Explain to the students that all of the flaws identified in the previous activity can all be fixed through nanotechnology.
Below are some ways innovations in nanotechnology are being used today to improve and help our lives:
Explanation of Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology is a very complex field combining science (biology, chemistry & physics), technology (computer programming), engineering (electronincs & design) and math. Nanotechnology not only includes the fields above, but you have to work at a very small level. "Nano" is a Greek word for small or dwarf. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. Nanometers are so small that 150,000 of them fit across the width of a strand of human hair.
III. Activity #2: (20 Minutes) Teamwork
1. Divide students into 6-8 small teams.
IV. Activity #3: (20 minutes)Team Presentations
1. Before the presentations talk to the students about proper listening skills. ie. look at the speaker, not writing or playing w/ items, no talking, sit up straight, and nod for understanding.
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