The purpose of this lesson is to help students visualize how small a nanometer is by relating the size to the numbers- millions, billions and trillions and then relating those numbers to how small particles of matter are. It begins to lay the foundation for future learning about atoms in the middle grades.
Nano Content Map
Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
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