From: Monona Rossol <0000012821515289-dmarc-request**At_Symbol_Here**listserv.med.cornell.edu>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] 2020 Science: A fifth grader (and up) introduction to nanotechnology
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:16:35 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Well, they did at least mention that we might create molecules that actually create more pollution or make things worse. But they didn't bring up the problem of out right toxicity. Adding a nice little nanoworker stick man supine on the factory floor might be in order. Or if they want to be more correct, some dead mice from the CNT tests.
And I wish they hadn't selected the silver nanotech tee-shirts as an example of a good thing. But a teacher can bring up that problem as one of the downsides.
I would also hope that teachers would explain that these new chemical products (like all new chemical products) enter the market without testing for chronic toxicity.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President: Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
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To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Sent: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 8:37 am
Subject: [DCHAS-L] 2020 Science: A fifth grader (and up) introduction to nanotechnology
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 09:52 AM PDT
The latest video from Risk Bites takes a four minute dive into what nanotechnology is, and why it's important. It was created as a primer for 5th graders - which probably means that there'll be a lot of 5th graders at heart watching it! It also takes a somewhat less than conventional approach to nanotech: The video came about after I spent some time mentoring a fifth grade teacher this summer. While developing class material on nanotech and water, we discovered that it's really tough to find engaging and relevant online material that can help set the scene for kids just learning about nanotechnology. Hopefully this fits the bill. (More from Risk Bites on nanotechnology)
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