The Effects of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimp: A Toxicology Study

By Sharon Haldeman Mierhofer, NNCI Nano1

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Abstract

This lab is designed to help students understand the following: the interdisciplinary fields of science, a practical application of chemistry in the real world, and the need to carefully conduct experiments and evaluate data in a collaborative environment. In this experiment, students will compare the toxicity of different concentrations of nanoparticle suspensions on brine shrimp, along with controls, to perform toxicity assays and data analysis.

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  • Sharon Haldeman Mierhofer, NNCI Nano (2016), "The Effects of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimp: A Toxicology Study," http://nanohub.org/resources/23935.

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Submitter

Nancy Healy

NNCI Education and Outreach, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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