posted by: vgoss
At the end of our week, NANO received a great applause – stardom style. The students at MWHS were great!
Later, one of the students shared with me that the NANO group’s presence in the class room meant little homework, and that this was PART of the reason for the showy appreciation. High school students crack me up – they are funny! And they are also very smart too! The students wanted to learn a lot about the types of samples that could be used in the scopes. They wanted to understand, “How does nano paint resist scratches – how does that work?”. They wanted to know, ”Have you ever broken the AFM?”, and “How much does one of those cost?”. From what I can figure, all three scopes (finally) worked! The students remembered the STM that Becky had explained, and recalled how it worked. Michael received a great question about his nano magnetics related to the advantages of nano magnetics in computing. The high school students told us that they appreciated the information on nanotechnology, and because it was new to most, that they were happy to learn about nano applications and scanning scopes. I’m thinking that the applause was genuine – Really!
A rare find: a retort funnel used in organic chemistry distillations found in a storage box belonging to a prior chem teacher from year’s past.