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This community is a place to share information on teaching nanoscale science and technology as outreach, including informal education venues such as museums and after school programs. Resources on nanoHUB that are geared towards nanoscale science and technology outreach will be highlighted, and links provided to good material outside nanoHUB.
For those who join this group, community members can communicate with one another via email, the discussion board, wiki articles and blog. The discussion board may be a good place to talk about particular strategies, for example. In the projects area there is a searchable database of NanoDays activities that contains descriptions of all of the NanoDays physical Kit activities from 2008 – 2014 along with links to the origninal instructions and video training. There is also a database of the Big Ideas in Nanoscience.
You can post notices for events on the group calendar and collaborate on projects with other members. You can also share items through the wiki pages. Within a wiki page, you can have text, upload files and images, and have links to material on the web. Wiki pages can be set up so that any group member can edit a page, or you can specify that only you as the page author can edit the page you create. Wiki pages may be a good way to share your nanoscience activity plans.
This group contains the following:
Resources on nanoHUB for Nanoscale Science and Technology Outreach
Purdue University (2014)
Instructions for an activity that combines the use of physical models and the Crystal Viewer Simulation tool to make models and simulations more accessible to middle school students.
By Mark Budnik
In this paper, we present how our community’s public school system and our college of engineering collaboratively developed and implemented a program on Nanotechnology for a group of forty 9-11 year olds on a completely self-sustaining basis.
Introduction to Nanotechnology— Implementation of a Cooperative Program for Gifted and Talented Elementary School Children
By Mark Budnik
In this paper, we present how our community’s public school system and our college of engineering collaboratively developed and implemented a program on Nanotechnology for a group of forty 9-11 year olds on a completely self-sustaining basis. The program’s objectives and outcomes are aligned with our state’s Core Science and Academic Standards. Modest student fees (US $30 per child) cover the training and salary for undergraduate students to serve as instructors, as well as the salary for the K-12 teachers/mentors to be present as additional support during the sessions. After completing the program, the children met over 90% of the objectives.
Building Capacity for Nano Education and Outreach through Partnerships with Science Museums— Overview and Case Study
Northwestern University (2009)
Taught by Carol Lynn Alpert, and NCLT
Selected Topics: NISE network, background and theory behind museum-research collaborations and activities, informal science education, evaluation, NSF broader impacts, partnerships, NISE Network resources, collaborative efforts.
Purdue University (2006)
By Larry Bell
Selected Topics: informal science education, public awareness, long-term efforts to educate, engineering, technology, educational deliverables, stimulate educational research
NanoDays Lectures for High School Students
Purdue University (2011)
Taught by Various Speakers
Taught by: Jong Hyun Choi
Selected Topics: photosynthesis, solar cells, photovoltaic technologies, photo-electrochemical technologies, electrolyte solutions, semiconductor nanomaterials, self-repair, decomposition, carbon nanotube
Taught by: Robert J. Moon
Selected Topics: forest-based economies, forest products, nanocrystal cellulose, new composites
Taught by: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Selected Topics: metamaterial, plasmonics, nanophotonics, electronic devices, photonic devices, optical antennae, nanolaser, transformation optics, distortion, invisibility, cloaking
Taught by: Marshall Porterfield
Selected Topics: nanobiosensors, biochips, microprobes, nanocubes, nanorods, gravitropism