KS3-4: Nanotechnology: when it is good (and bad) for us and society

Suitable for 11-18-year olds (secondary, middle and high schools), this article and accompanying activity sheet can be used in the classroom, in science clubs and at home.

This resource links to KS3 Design and Technology, investigate new and emerging technologies; KS4 Chemistry, chemical analysis; KS4 Design and Technology, technical principles, but is also internationally relevant.

It can also be used as a careers resource and links to Gatsby Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information
Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

The article includes a summary of a nanotechnology research project, an interview with the chemist Dr Andrea Holmes and an overview of nanotechnology i.e. what is it and how do you become a nanotechnologist?

The activity sheet includes discussion points - six questions the students can answer in groups or individually - and ideas for activities that are relevant to nanotechnology.

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Created: Jun 18, 2019

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