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1 Updated September 2011 Medical Applications in Nanotechnology Cancer Detection Simulation Teacher Prep

2 Updated September 2011 Students will read the scenario on the back of the Cancer Detection Simulation Card, make a visual inspection of the patient, and then make a prediction of what might be wrong with the patient.

3 Updated September 2011 Students will feel the card to simulate a clinical visit. They will hold the card to the light to simulate an X-ray of the patient. Then they will write a new diagnosis of the patient.

4 Updated September 2011 Finally, students will sprinkle the simulated functionalized nanoparticles over the person to find where the malignant tumors are. They will then write a more accurate diagnosis.

5 Updated September 2011 To make the Cancer Diagnosis Simulation Cards, use a hole punch to make small disks of thin magnet material from a magnetic sheet. In addition, make several discs from black paper. Use several sizes of hole punches.

6 Updated September 2011 Print 11 copies of the anatomy graphic. Print each of the patient scenarios on a separate sheet of paper. Spray an adhesive on the back of the printed image. Lay the black discs and magnetic discs on top of the adhesive. Place the magnetic discs in the correct place for each patient scenario.

7 Updated September 2011 Sample of scenario cards. Magnetic discs Black discs

8 Updated September 2011 Lay the printed scenario on the back and press to adhere. Laminate all the patient scenarios.

9 Updated September 2011 The teacher or students will prepare iron flakes to be used as simulated nanoparticles. These are not nano sized; they are just used to simulate the functionalized gold nanoparticles.

10 Updated September 2011 Take a small piece of steel wool and lay it on a metal surface.

11 Updated September 2011 Lay the battery leads on the steel wool until enough iron particles are produced.

12 Updated September 2011 Iron particles for activity.

13 Updated September 2011 Iron particles adhering to the magnetic discs.

14 Updated September 2011 This module is one of a series designed to introduce faculty and high school students to the basic concepts of nanotechnology. Each module includes a PowerPoint presentation, discussion questions, and hands-on activities, when applicable. The series was funded in part by: The National Science Foundation Grant DUE and the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Education Initiative Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Education Initiative.


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