The purpose of the lesson is to get young students interested in basic nanotechnology concepts associated with creating “wafers” used in chip fabrication in cleanrooms. Cleanrooms are used to make nanoscale devices with the most common ones being chips used in electronic devices The lesson also provides students with a general overview of the purpose and use of a completed wafer, a better understanding of how a wafer is created using standard nanotechnology lab equipment, and a hands-on creation of a simulated wafer model using a common toy in this edible science lab activity.
Developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology NNIN RET Program
This lesson was developed with support of the National Science Foundation--NNIN and the NNIN RET Program
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