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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Nanotechnology

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.


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Stimulus Questions

  • Can the cosmetic industry use nanotechnology to make you more beautiful?

  • How would you like your own medical robot zooming around inside your body fighting diseases and keeping you healthy?

  • Bouncier balls, stronger bats and rackets; how much do sportsmen rely on nanotechnology to stay at the top of their game?

  • Self-ironing, stain resistant clothes, so light you forget you’re wearing them; where do I sign up?

  • What disasters could result from using nanotechnology?

  • How small can stuff actually get?

Find more information...

Have a go at finding some more information using the search engines in the boxes below.  Sweet Search and ipl2 both look for useful information for students on the internet. 

Here are some ideas of keywords to search for, also try combining two words such as "impact asteroid" or "comet dinosaurs".

Nanotechnology Video

Nanotechnologies in Medicine and Cosmetic Industry

Books in the Senior Library

Nanotechnology - Applications, Uses and Future

How Stuff Works - Nanotechnology

Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.