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Subject: Science (8)
Title: Is Plastic Always Fantastic?: Exploring Plastics on the Nanoscale
Description: This module was authored by the Auburn University NanoBio MSP Fellows Will Haynes, Hannah Taylor, and Catherine Wolfe under the review and guidance of Drs. Virginia Davis and Chris Schnittka. This lesson is about compounds, mixtures, and solutions and relating those to synthetics, with the focus being plastics. This lesson focuses on how plastics are made and the negative impacts of some plastics. It goes on to explain how the addition of nanoscale particles can be the solution for these problems. This lesson includes a lecture and a hands-on activity where the students are creating plastic from the milk protein casein. 

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (8), Science (8)
Title: Do Synthetic Soccer Fields Cause Cancer?
Description: In this activity, the students will read an article that explores the relationship between synthetic and natural materials. Next, the students will watch a short video clip related to synthetic materials in order to understand the impact these resources can have on society. As they watch the video, the students will assess its validity and purpose by using a graphic organizer. This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit. 

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