What superhero are you?

Lisbel Allard, Science, Cochrane Collegiate Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


If I were a superhero?  At some point in our lives we have all asked ourselves that question.  In this unit I seek to explore the use of nanoscience in an effort to create the perfect super human with superpowers by introducing nanoparticles into a cell to produce a superhero result.  Middle schoolers are fascinated by superheroes so why not let them imagine and have fun while they learn properties of the cell, its functions, and how nanoparticles could help cells function more efficiently.  Students will complete hands on activities to create models.  Students will read text allowing them to understand the role of nanoscale, nanoparticles, and nanoscience in their projects.  Students will navigate websites and evaluate roles of organelles in the human cell.