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Grade 8 English
4.17 Nano Technology

Directions: Answer the following questions and verify your answers. Do your own research and write an informative essay about nano technology.
Q 1: A unique phenomenon that occurs in nanoparticles is Gibbs-Thomson effect, which is the _____.
raising of the melting point of a material
instant evaporation of material
instant freezing of material
lowering of the melting point of a material

Q 2: While manipulating nanoparticles, the following would happen.
Van der Waals attraction would become more important
all of these
surface tension would become more important
gravity would become less important

Q 3: The following may be considered naturally occurring nanodevices.
prions
viruses
cells
all of these

Q 4: Potential benefits of nanotechnology might include
all of these
faster computers and advanced data storage
advanced pharmaceuticals and new drug delivery systems
improvements in skin care and protection

Q 5: _____ refers to a hypothetical end-of-the-world event involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all living matter on Earth while building more of themselves (a scenario known as ecophagy).
Grey Goo
Mad Nano
I Robot
Apocalypse Now

Q 6: Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions of roughly 1 to 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. What is a nanometer?
10-6 m
109 m
10-9 m
106 m

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