CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

UNIT SEVEN CALENDAR, 2007-2008

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1/21

No School

1/22

Nanotechnology scale demo

Nanotechnology introduction

Product evaluation

HW: read overview in consumer reports article (first page of article)

1/23

Create colloidal silver and gold nanoparticles and study their properties

HW: read “cause for concern” portion of consumer reports article

1/24

Study antibacterial properties of silver nanoparticles

Cancer applications and gold nanoparticles

Temperature analysis of gold nanoparticles

HW: read “great potential” and “possible risk”

1/25

Finish sock analysis

Introduce product research project, brainstorm

If time: begin proposal, introduce 3-D manufacturing

Product sign-up available starting now (first-come, first-served)

HW: decide on your product; start proposal; read “protecting workers” and “protecting consumers”

1/28

Work on proposal

Introduce 3D printing

Start 3D printing, proposal conferences with teacher

HW: product experiment proposal due tomorrow; read “using nanotechnology”

1/29

Proposal conferences with teacher

Continue work on product research, experiment design and implementation, or 3D printing.

HW: finish consumer reports article

1/30

Continue work on product research, experiment design and implementation, or 3D printing.

1/31

Discuss presentation expectations

Plan presentation and finish project

HW: Read societal implications article and prepare for discussion.

2/1

Societal implications discussion

HW: project and presentation due Monday

2/4

Present product research

2/5

Present product research