Using Media to Explore Social and Ethical Issues in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies (High School curriculum lesson)

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Description
This lesson introduces students to social and ethical issues related to nanotechnology. The lesson demonstrates possible social issues through case studeies using popular films, books, and news stories. The lesson is intented to stimulate discussion about social and ethical issues related to nanotechnology as well as, in a broader context, the interaction of science and technology with society.
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Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.

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Funding

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) funded by the National Science Foundation

Owning institution

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN); © 2007 University of Washington Center for Workforce Development

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