NSTA Press and NSTA Recommends High School Books on Small Science

Nanofuture: What's Next for Nanotechnology

Grades 9–College

This book weaves together the past, present, and future of nanotechnology, explaining the development and use of the science. Research in miniaturization has reached the molecular level and has moved beyond traditional engineering into the realm of physical chemistry.

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Clones, Cats, and Chemicals: Thinking Scientifically about Controversial Issues

Grades 9–12

Clones, Cats, and Chemicals examines 10 dilemmas from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, technology, and mathematics and helps you challenge students to confront scientific and social problems that offer few black-and-white solutions. Each question is presented as a two-part unit: concise scientific background with possible resolutions and a reference list for further teacher reading, and a reproducible essay, questions, and activities to guide students in debating and decision making.

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Science Frontiers: Micro Machines -- Ultra Small World of Nanotechnology

Grades K–8

Although geared for younger students, Science Frontiers: Micro Machines--Ultra Small World of Nanotechnology will introduce readers to this new engineering field. The two-page chapters include types of micro machines, how these small machines are designed, creating incredible strong tiny structures from substances called fullerenes, how doctors are using nanotechnology to fight disease and get drugs into our bodies, and where we see "nano" in our world today.

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