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Title: Using Media to Explore Social and Ethical Issues in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies
Url: http://www.nnin.org/education-training/k-12-teachers/nanotechnology-cu...
Publisher: National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

This lesson, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, introduces the social and ethical issues of nanotechnology. In this activity, students will explore "possible social issues through case studies using popular films, books, and news stories. The lesson is intended to stimulate discussion about social and ethical issues related to nanotechnology as well as, in a broader context, the interaction of science and technology with society." This activity will take one 50 minute classroom session. A Teacher Preparation Guide, Student Guide, and Next Generation Manufacturing Standards for this lesson are included. 

LC Classification: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion -- Ethics -- Philosophy. Methodology. Relation to other topics -- Relation to technology
Science -- Science (General) -- Research -- Special topics, A-Z -- Moral and ethical aspects
Science -- Science (General) -- Scientific ethics
Social sciences -- Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform -- Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform -- Special topics (not otherwise provided for), A-Z -- Information technology. Information society
Technology -- Chemical technology -- Biotechnology -- Processes, operations, and techniques -- Special, A-Z -- Nanotechnology
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Nanotechnology
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Instructional issues
Philosophy -- Ethics
Key Concept: Manufacturing -- Nanofabrication
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, (NNIN)
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Project
Source: ATE Projects
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