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ERIC Number: EJ859434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
"New Science" and Societal Issues
Gardner, Grant; Jones, M. Gail; Falvo, Mike
Science Teacher, v76 n7 p49-53 Oct 2009
As a "new science," nanotechnology has brought many nanoscale-based applications to the forefront of society. This article describes one such application--a nanosensor that can precisely detect a variety of chemical stimuli in the environment--and presents the science behind it as an interdisciplinary science topic. This article also provides scenarios that can be used in the classroom to discuss the unique ethical concerns associated with nanosensors. (Contains 1 figure and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A