Nano Science & Engineering Outreach Education Classroom Program

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Nano Science & Engineering Outreach Education Classroom Program

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This hour long classroom program introduces nano science and nanotechnology as a leading, cutting edge science with an emphasis on nano in nature, health, energy and the environment. The class includes a PowerPoint presentation, three minute video, nine self-guided activities set up as “stations” around the classroom along with a concluding, teacher facilitated class discussion. This program was created for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI) Outreach Unit. It has been designed for 4th – 8th graders and travels to elementary and middle schools in seven states around the Pacific Northwest.

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Standards

History and nature of science: 

K-4: Science as a human endeavor
5-8: Nature of science
5-8: Science as a human endeavor

Earth and space science: 

K-4: Properties of earth materials

Physical science: 

K-4: Properties of objects and materials
5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
5-8: Transfer of energy

Science and Technology: 

K-4: Abilities of technological design
K-4: Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
K-4: Understanding about science and technology
5-8: Abilities of technological design
5-8: Understanding about science and technology

Science as inquiry: 

K-4: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
K-4: Understanding about scientific inquiry
5-8: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
5-8: Understanding about scientific inquiry

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: 

K-4: Personal health
K-4: Science and technology in local challenges
5-8: Personal health
5-8: Risks and benefits
5-8: Science and technology in society

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