Wise, Alyssa; Schank, Patricia; Stanford, Tina; Horsma, Geri
September 2009
Science Teacher;Sep2009, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p46
Academic Journal
The article focuses on an approach to teaching nanoscience at the high school level and discusses the nanoparticulate ingredients in sunscreens. The learning material called Clear Sunscreen was used to teach nanoscale phenomena. By teaching nanoscience, students are given the opportunity to explore applications relevant to their lives, they are introduced to an interdisciplinary perspective, and the opportunity to experience science in the making. Nanoparticulate sunscreens are made of nanosized inorganic zinc oxide clusters.


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