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Hands-on nano Activities

found in: science; preK-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12

Hands-on nano Activities  is a collection of six for students in grades 2-12. The activities are aligned with California Science Content Standards and may include Next Generation Science Standards. Each lesson plan, student worksheet, or answer key comes in Word and PDF format.

How Big Is It? ( PDF, 3.2 MB, 8 pgs.) Students in grades 2-7 use scale cards to investigate size and scale using the metric system. Sets of scale and object cards are provided. Two different sets of object cards provide commonly known objects and more challenging objects for older students. Extension activities are suggested. Answer Key.

Pour it Out – Does Size Matter?  ( PDF, 1.7 MB, 3 pgs.) Students in grades 5-12 use large and small test tubes to investigate the effects of forces at different scales. Includes a student worksheet.

Bubbling Tablets – Does Size Matter?  ( PDF, 1.7 MB, 2 pgs.) Students in grades 6-12 use antacid tablets to investigate the effects of surface area on reaction rates. Includes a student worksheet for further analysis using math concepts.

Probing What You Can't See  ( PDF, 111 KB, 4 pgs.) Students in grades 4-12 use refrigerator magnets to investigate magnetic forces and poles. Four extension activities are described.


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