Lesson modules on Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies

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Science teachers will be able to choose one or more modules from the following list. The first three modules are an introduction to nanotechnologies. Modules 4 and 5 discuss ELSA aspects of nanotechnologies. Modules 1, 2 and 4 require the use of computers, while 3 and 5 do not. Each module is designed to last 90 minutes, with two lessons of 45 minutes each, which is considered a necessary amount of time for significant learning to take place.

 

 Module 1: (90minutes) – What are NTs?

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
15 minutes Video – NTs – The future is here Video
20 minutes Discussion: Based on the video, how are NTs described? What do we want to know about NTs? Teacher instructions
30 minutes Information gathering group session – answers to our questions from virtual experiments

Computers – virtual experiments

20 minutes Workshop: What are NTs? Teacher instructions
5 minutes Summary

 

 Module 2: (90minutes) – What are NTs?

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
15 minutes Video – NTs – The future is here Video
40 minutes Virtual Game – Time machine Computers + E- portfolio
20 minutes Workshop: what are NTs? Teacher instructions
15 minutes Summary: what are NTs? Teacher instructions

 

Module 3: (90minutes) – What are NTs?

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
15 minutes Video – NTs – The future is here Video
50 minutes Workshop: what are NTs? Teacher instructions
15 minutes Group presentations Teacher instructions
10 minutes Summary: what are NTs? Teacher instructions

 

Module 4: (90minutes) – ELSA aspects of NTs

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
5 minutes Q&A what are NTs? Teacher instructions
30 minutes NTs virtual dialogue between students in the classroom – based decision-making activities Computers – virtual activity
20 minutes Presentations of different solutions Teacher instructions
20 minutes

Information gathering group session – answers to our questions from virtual experiments

Computers – virtual experiments

15 minutes Summary: do we change our decision based on the NT knowledge we have acquired? Teacher instructions

 

Module 5: (90minutes) – ELSA aspects of NTs

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
5 minutes Q&A what are NTs? Teacher instructions
50 minutes Workshop: Role Play (cards) Teacher instructions
20 minutes Group Presentations and classroom discussions on raising dilemmas Teacher instructions
15 minutes Summary Teacher instructions