This lesson introduces students to social and ethical issues related to nanotechnology. The lesson demonstrates possible social issues through case studeies using popular films, books, and news stories. The lesson is intented to stimulate discussion about social and ethical issues related to nanotechnology as well as, in a broader context, the interaction of science and technology with society.
Nano Content Map
Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) funded by the National Science Foundation
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN); © 2007 University of Washington Center for Workforce Development
NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.