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Modeling a Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) Process
16 Aug 2018 | Contributor(s):: Tiffany Wu, Brian Salazar (editor)
This Learning Module introduces Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) used in the fabrication of microsystems, an overview of how DRIE can be computationally modeled, and a brief conclusion of the Design for Nanomanufacturing at UC Berkeley’s research on modeling a DRIE process. Activities in...
Understanding Fracture Behavior in Materials Using Cheese
19 Jun 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Jessica Anne Krogstad, Nicole E Johnson-Glauch, Kaitlin Tyler, Rachael Mansbach, Andrew Ferguson
This is a resource from the Girls Learning About Materials (GLAM) outreach camp run at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The learning objectives for this activity are:Students will compare and contrast different types of fracture behavior (ductile/brittle).Students...
Learning Module: Microcantilevers
09 Feb 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module introduces you to the microcantilever, its applications in micro and nanotechnologies, its use in sensor arrays, and how it works in both static and dynamic modes of operation. There is a pre and post-test, four (4) informational units (PKs), and two (2)...
17 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Darren Hayes, Nancy Healy
Many plastics are in our oceans due to pollution, including ocean dumping and land runoff. Sunlight and alkaline ocean water break these plastics down into small particles, many are nanoscale in size. These nanoparticles can easily enter our cells. Students examine if and how these...
Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-nanotechnology
11 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Samantha Andrews
This lesson explores the ethical concerns related to bio-nanotechnology. Bio-nanotechnology is the application of nanotechnology to living things. This ranges from the creation of pharmaceuticals to medical devices. While scientists have created many life-saving treatments ethical concerns, such...
Mixtures and Nanotechnology
11 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Joyce Palmer Allen
The purpose of this unit is to help students make the connection that the classification of mixtures is based on the size of particles. This connects to two of the Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Stevens, Sutherland, and Krajick 2009). The first is Size and Scale or factors...
Introduction to Creative Problem Solving in Nanotechnology
10 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph Nunn
This lesson serves as an introduction to the field of nanotechnology by discussing its real-world implications in light of current economic issues and conditions. The lesson is performed using the Creative Problem-Solving format and serves as a method to encourage debate on current topics.
Is measuring an art or a science?
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Monica Hochstein
Nanotechnology occurs on the scale of 1-100 nanometers (in one direction). There have been numerous predictions about the growth in nanotechnology production and its impact on manufacturing in the near future. Manufacturing and commercial exchange of nano products will create a need for...
Making a Liquid Crystal Thermometer
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Rano Sidhu
Liquid crystals are matter that has properties between those of a liquid and a solid. Liquid crystals may flow like a liquid but have crystals like a solid.colors of the objects are Color is the outcome of various light properties: absorption, refraction, or reflection. In the case of liquid...
Powers of Ten with the Blue Morpho Butterfly
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Nancy Healy, Marilyn Garza
This activity is designed to help students understand the concept of scale and magnification when examining a Blue Morpho butterfly wing. The activity requires the use of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) but images are provided if there is no access to an SEM.
Small Scale Sculpting
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Marilyn Garza
This lab is analogous with some nanofabrication processes. This lab will help students understand some of the challenges encountered while making semiconductor chips and waveguides, both of which are found in electronic circuits.
Small Scale Stenciling
Jan 03 2017
Generation Nano Competition for High School Students
Using Modeling to Demonstrate Self-Assembly in Nanotechnology
01 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Rocquel Stanley
There are two activities in this lesson, the Fly Prison and the Water Maze. The Fly Prison is a hands-on modeling activity designed to introduce students to the area of nanotechnology and give them a basic understanding of how researchers build very small devices by the self-assembly of...
Mar 31 2016
NSTA Meeting - Nano science and engineering education resources on display at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference
Database of The Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSTA)
02 Feb 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Tanya Faltens
This database lists the 9 Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering along with the Learning Goals associated with each Big Idea. Instructors should refer to the NSTA publication, "The...
NISE Net NanoDays Kit Database
22 Jan 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
This is a database of NISE Net NanoDays Kits, with links to information about the kits and instructional videos. This database was created in 2014 and there may be some additional content added...
BNSF Outreach Activity for High School Students: Nanoengineering Track
09 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Gurpreet Singh
Outreach activity for high school students: Nanoengineering track (Kansas State University).Purpose: To encourage diverse young people to pursue careers in engineering and help them understand how engineers improve people's lives and make the world a better place.Event supported by BNSF
Nanoengineering ESSI K-State 2012
28 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Gurpreet Singh
Nano*High: The Birth and Early Evolution of the Universe
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Alex Filippenko