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Teaching middle school or high school students? Use these resources to help kids understand what nanotechnology is and how it may impact their lives. You might start by watching Mark Ratner's seminar A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. Check out the various animations that we have to explain nanoscience concepts. Try running a simple tool online, such as CNTbands.
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Nanotechnology and the NAE Grand Challenge Make Solar Energy Economical
20 Jun 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Edward Davis, Virginia A. Davis
This group of materials is designed to provide a framework to teach students in an introductory engineering course basic nanotechnology concepts. The materials use the NAE grand challenge...
nano Ice Cream
28 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy J Miller, Kenny Schwartz
Liquid nitrogen is used to cool a creamy mixture at a rapid rate such that it precipitates super fine grained crystals of (nano) ice cream.
Size and Scale: A Walk from Kilometers to One Nanometer
17 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Ratner
A look at scale and size, walking from 1000 kilometers down to 1 nanometer.
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...
Scale cards activity
11 Dec 2014 | Teaching Materials
Investigating size and scale using the metric system, from nano to macro
Introduction to Nanotechnology - An "Elementary" Education Program
07 Apr 2014 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Mark M Budnik
Presentation for: Around the world, primary and secondary schools are challenged to implement appropriate programs for their gifted and talented students. In this paper, we present how our...
Introduction to Nanotechnology: Implementation of a Cooperative Program for Gifted and Talented Elementary School Children
07 Apr 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Mark M Budnik
Around the world, primary and secondary schools are challenged to implement appropriate programs for their gifted and talented students. In this paper, we present how our community's public...
Nanotechnology K12 Lessons - 1
The technological world today is constantly evolving. Every year, new discoveries and improvements to previous technologies change the way we live. Nanotechnology is one field that is quickly...
Using nanoHUB to Introduce Elementary and 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...
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...
nanoHUB Resources for K-12
07 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ross Hoehn
Ross Hoehn gives a brief introduction to the basic concepts used in the quantum information field. He conveys linear superpositions and entanglements through penguin coordinates and marital...
QIQC Quantum Computing Workshop
03 Feb 2012 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Sabre Kais
The National Science Foundation's Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry Center (NSF's QIQC) presents several talks organized by Bill Bayley, QIQC Outreach Coordinator, with the goal of...
Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry
03 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sabre Kais
Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry Center,
National Science Foundation
Quantum Technology: The Second Quantum Revolution
03 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jonathan P Dowling
Jonathan Dowling presents a brief introduction of the Second Quantum Revolution. This talk covers a brief introduction and history of developments in quantum mechanics which has led us to where we...
Monica Marie Cortez Allain
NanoDays - Metamaterials, Transformation Optics and Cloaking
13 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev
Purdue University Office of Engagement
Purdue Research Park
Barnds & Thornburg, LLP
05 May 2011 | Workshops
Educational activities about nanoscale science and engineering for students in grades K-12.
NanoDays - NanoTrees: Making Paper Stronger than Steel
05 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert J. Moon