This web page contains a curriculum unit that explores the effect of nano-powders in sunscreen. The lessons focus on absorption and scattering of light, size and scale, ultraviolet light properties, and light reflection. It culminates with an ad campaign project for marketing a better sunscreen.
Teacher resources include a syllabus, lesson plans, a pretest and post-test, extensive background information, Power Point lecture materials, student guides/handouts, and cost-free animation software that allows users to model chemical and nanoscopic processes. The materials were developed in a modular fashion to enable use for a short classroom introduction or a two-week experiential learning project.
The materials were developed by NanoSense--an NSF-funded project to promote the teaching of nanoscale science at the high school level.
PBL, UV light, active learning, best practice, electromagnetic absorption, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic spectrum, experiential learning, high school unit, instructional unit, light, nanotechnology, problem-based learning
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June 5, 2009
by Caroline Hall
SRI International. NanoSense: Clear Sunscreen - How Light Interacts with Matter. Menlo Park: SRI International, May 1, 2008. http://nanosense.sri.com/activities/clearsunscreen/index.html (accessed 27 March 2015).
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