In order to grasp many of the concepts associated with micro and nano-size devices, one needs to understand scale and the size of objects associated with different scales. This learning module introduces various concepts associated with scale, and a comparison of the macro, micro, and nano-scales. Activities provide the opportunity to further explore the macro, micro and nano scales and their associations with micro and nanotechnology.
This learning module consists of the following.
- Pre-test: Knowledge Probe
- Reading: Comparison of Scale - Macro, Micro, Nano
- Presentation: Comparison of Scale - Macro, Micro, Nano (pdf)
- Presentation: Introduction to Cut-To-Size Activity (ppsm)
- Activity: Cut-To-Size
- Activity: Scale of Biomolecules
- Activity: Zoom In/Zoom Out
Instructor materials for this learning module are available here.
This work made possible by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center through DUE grants #0830384, 0902411, and 1205138. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and creators, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.
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Southwest Center for Microsystems Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM