Futurists predict that nanotechnology will be the next major scientific revolution one with an even greater impact than the Industrial Revolution. Help middle and high school students understand the big implications of tiny technology with Nanoscale Science. Using guided inquiry with open-ended exploration where possible, the book s 20 investigations teach students about the unique properties and behavior of materials at the nanoscale one-billionth of the size of a meter. The activities are organized around five themes: size and scale, tools and techniques, unique properties and behaviors, nanotechnology applications, and societal implications. All activities use readily available materials and provide clear background, instructions, and formative assessments. stain-resistant fabrics to improved means to clean water, to tumor-targeting nanoshells? How will society change when we use nanolabels to track where people, animals, and materials move around the world?