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Learning about Surface Area and Volume Using "Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!"
05 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Joyce Palmer Allen
The purpose of this lesson is to help students extend their knowledge of area, perimeter, and volume to include surface area. The understanding of these concepts begin in the elementary grades and helps students understand events such as why a hot potato cools down quicker when it is...
Tensile Testing Laboratory: Nanoscale and Macroscale Metal Samples
24 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Aisling Coughlan, Kendra A. Erk, David Ray Johnson, Tanya Faltens, Alejandro Strachan, Heidi A Diefes-Dux
This document is an updated (Fall 2015) sophomore materials science and engineering tensile testing laboratory handout that introduces students to the atomic-level processes that are responsible for plastic deformation. By performing standard tensile tests on a ductile metal in conjunction with...
Framework for Evaluating Simulations: Analysis of Student Developed Interactive Computer Tool
25 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Heidi A Diefes-Dux, Yi Kong, Krishna Madhavan
This is the presentation for a paper presented at the 2015 annual American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) conference. The paper discusses a developed framework for evaluating and scaffolding student-developed simulations in an open-ended learning environment. The full paper...
Enhancing your Micro and Nano Technology Courses with Free nanoHUB Resources and Simulations
12 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This presentation given at a workshop in the 2014 MNT (Micro Nano Technology) Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides an overview of nanoHUB resources that will be useful for MNT Educators. The Education Page, nanoHUB-U, Group Functionalities, collections, Learning Communities,...
Tensile Testing of Nanoscale and Macroscale Metal Samples
25 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Aisling Coughlan, Kendra A. Erk, David Ray Johnson, Tanya Faltens, Alejandro Strachan, Heidi A Diefes-Dux
This document is a sophomore materials science and engineering tensile testing laboratory handout (Fall 2014) that introduces students to the atomic-level processes that are responsible for plastic deformation. By performing standard tensile tests on a ductile metal in conjunction with...
Scale cards activity
11 Dec 2014 |
Investigating size and scale using the metric system, from nano to macro
NCN Education Team: Student Research
09 Apr 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Oguz Hanoglu, Yi Kong
Engineering and Science Instructors' Intended Learning Outcomes with Computational Simulations as Learning Tools
26 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandra J. Magana
This presentation describes the results of a study aiming to identify how 14 instructors incorporated into their classrooms computational simulations as learning tools. The study was based on the following research question: What were the intended learning outcomes that guided the instructors'...
Opportunities for Integrating nanoHUB Computational Simulations as Learning Tools
25 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandra J. Magana
This presentation introduces a research agenda that focuses on identifying how to provide: (i) instructors with educational resources to help them better integrate nanoHUB computational simulation tools into their teaching and (ii) learners with adequate scaffolds (supports) to use computational...
Students Perceptions and Experiences of Using Computational Simulations as Learning Tools
This presentation summarizes the results of three research studies aiming to investigate students perceptions and experiences of using computational simulations as learning tools. The three guiding research questions were: (i) how do students with different academic level experience nanoHUB...