Right Tool for the Job

By Joyce Palmer Allen

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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Abstract

The purpose of this lesson is to encourage students to think about how using tools helps them gather information about the world around them.  This is especially important at the nanoscale, where the objects are too small to be seen and the information we gather depends on the tools that we use.  Having elementary students learn about tools and their purpose will allow them to build on these skills as they become middle and secondary students.

Credits

Developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology NNIN RET Program.

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This lesson was developed with support of the National Science Foundation, NNIN and the NNIN RET Program.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Joyce Palmer Allen (2017), "Right Tool for the Job," http://nanohub.org/resources/25609.

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Submitter

Nancy Healy

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

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