I will be able to understand and use the nanometer ruler and understand the concept of nanotechnology to measure objects too small to see with my natural eyesight.
Nanotechnology is a basic unit of measurement for length. Most people are able to use a meter stick to measure lengths of different objects or distances. ( A yardstick is about 3 inches shorter than a meter stick). Technology has now let the medical field, research scientists and technical developers create and observe tinier and tinier objects. A measurement was needed and a nanometer was created.
A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. Quite small and hard to measure without the aid of many different types of microscopes. Comparing units of length below will help you understand how small a nanometer is.
1 meter=100 cm=1000 mm=1,000,000 micrometers=1,000,000,000 nanometers
You may remember the measurement scale from last year.
___Kilo___________Hecto_______Dec____meter______deci_______centi____milli______micro_______nano______ 1000_____ 100 10 1 .1 .01 .0001 .000001 .000000001