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A major crime has taken place, rivaling the theft of the Hope Diamond! Numerous works of art of famous Spanish painters have been stolen by a master thief from the National Museum of Art in Madrid. In addition to the federales, la guardia civil and la policia local, your Team has been asked to participate in solving this crime because of your expertise. It seems that the thief has been playing a game with the international authorities by sending clues by email as to his or her identity, location and the location of the stolen artwork. Your Team’s job will be to interpret clues, analyze data, record your daily findings, write reports on your Team’s findings and present these findings to your fellow investigators as a power point presentation. You have four (4) weeks to complete your mission and solve the case. Your efforts will be rewarded by the authorities. Buena suerte – good luck!

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Education standards addressed

Illinois Learning Standards, Technology Standards and Foreign Language Standards addressed are as follows:

28.B5a-b, 28.D.5a, 28D.5c, 29.B.5a, 29.D.5 and

State Goals 28, 29 and 30.

Breakdown of above standards:

Discussion, disseminating information, compositions, power point presentations, email recovery, web site, historical art research, geography and presentations, technology addressed through power point and word processing docs ( see, 28.B5a-b, 28D.5a,5c, 29.B5a, 29.D.5)

State Goals 28, 29 and 30 – All facets of this Unit

National Standards addressed:

  • Demonstrate Interpersonal communication: Students discuss meaning of the artwork, art critiques, and historical references in small groups and in class.
  • Demonstrate Interpretive Communication: Students read a variety of literary works, watch and listen to current Spanish films about art.
  • Demonstrate Presentational Communication: Students write and present.
  • Demonstrate Familiarity with Cultural Art Products:

Students become familiar with Spanish artwork and artists in the target culture through use of the Internet and Web data collection and oral presentations.

3.1 Make Connections with Other Disciplines: Students learn about the customs of the target culture through its literature and art.

3.2 Acquire New Information: Students learn about viewpoints distinctive to the target culture.

4.1 Make Comparisons Between Languages: Students

Compare art and literature with their own native language.

5.2 Become a Lifelong Learner: Students learn the strategy of using their background knowledge to

make predictions and inferences. Students learn critical thinking skills necessary for analyzing written and visual works.

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Your investigative Team’s tasks are as follows:

  • Pick up your clues from email on a daily basis;
  • Follow directions for your Team on El Crimen del Siglo website;
  • Identify the thief, country of origin, name and dossier (case file);
  • Determine the thief’s location, including city and country (this could change on a daily basis);
  • Determine the location of the stolen artwork, including the city, country, building and buyer; and
  • Record your findings on the Clue Data Sheet on the website under your Team Notes.

Questions & Answers

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Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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