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Societal Implications Activity: NanoCommunity

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Audience: Middle school students
Time Needed: Approximately 45 minutes

  • Define nanotechnology and describe some of its present uses
  • Understand that different communities use the same technologies in different ways
  • Think critically about how technology impacts their lives and their community
Activity Materials:
  • One piece of poster paper for each group of 3-4 students
  • 4-5 markers per group
  • Overhead projector
  • Overhead transparencies - "Societal Implications Transparencies" (pdf)
  • Handouts describing the communities - "Community Descriptions" (pdf)
  • Ball
  • Chalk/dry erase markers
  • Chalkboard/dry erase board
Supplemental Materials:

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