Using nanoHUB to Introduce Middle School Students to Models and Simulations
25 Mar 2014 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens
This is a combination hands-on and simulation activity that will teach middle school students about the function and importance of modeling and simulations in science and engineering while learning about three important carbon nanostructures: graphene, bucky balls, and carbon nanotubes. The …
Evaluating the Fermi Function at Ec + 0.02 eV
15 Oct 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens
This is a short animation explaining how to evaluate the fermi function, given a band diagram and an energy level of interest.
Quick and Easy Guide to Carbon Structure Simulations using Crystal Viewer Tool
30 Sep 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens
These are step-by-step instructions for creating simulations of carbon nanostructures:
- buckly ball
- carbon nanotubes
- graphene sheets
These instructions will allow teachers to run simulations that students can use along with, or instead of, building 3D models of structures.
Unit Cell Ranking Tasks
15 Oct 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens
This set of ranking tasks is designed to help the learner work with and understand some of the features of common structures: planar densities, atomic densities, atomic packing factor and coordination numbers of different planes and unit cells. There are four pages-- be sure to click on …
Ranking Task Warm Up -- exponentials and natural logs
07 May 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens
Class warm up activity to be done in pairs. Students evaluate each of 8 terms and rank them from lowest to highest value. Some terms may have equal value.
I have found that this is surprisingly challenging for most of my students. Bonus points can be given to the first team to complete the …