Week 6 Discussion

“Nanotechnology” Please respond to the following:

Welcome our weekly discussion. Class discussions are mandatory and graded. Each discussion is worth 20 points. To get full credit for your discussion make sure you have completed all the following before Monday at 9am EST:

1. Respond completely to ALL the discussion points below

2. Respond meaningfully to two posts of other students

This week’s topic: Nanoscience

Step 1- watch the following:

  • Watch the video titled “What is Nanotechnology” under the Instructor Insights section this week. You can also view the video at

Step 2- Respond to the following:

  • What is the definition of a “nano particle”?
  • Give an example of naturally occurring “nano technology”
  • Why are nanoparticles so promising for new applications?

Step 3- Independent research

Research and report on a an actual technology that uses nanotechnology. Describe the technology and how it can improve something in our society/culture. Are there any risks related to this technology? Be sure to share a link to the article you select (or you will not get credit for this part of the discussion).