Welcome: Nanoparticles and nanotechnology
Description: This web quest was designed to introduce students to the field of Nanotechnology. Students will compare the relative size of nanoparticles versus bulk matter, learn how and why the surface area to volume ratio of matter changes when one works in nanoscale, and why this is important. They will research different types of nanoparticles and describe ways in which these particles are used, as well as the risks that these particles might present.
Grade Level: 9-12
Keywords: Nanotechnology, nanoparticles, quantum dots, hydrogels, colloidal gold, colloidal silver, nanotubes, nanoscale
Author(s): Sarah Dench