Tags: K-12

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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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Online Presentations (1-20 of 31)

  1. nano Ice Cream

    28 Apr 2016 | | 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.

  2. Size and Scale: A Walk from Kilometers to One Nanometer

    17 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner

    A look at scale and size, walking from 1000 kilometers down to 1 nanometer.

  3. Gerhard Klimeck - Why I love my work

    10 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    Scientist and engineer, Gerhard Klimeck, discusses the joy of his work. 

  4. Quantum Tic-Tac-Toe

    07 Feb 2012 | | 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 disputes and follows up with the presentation of an entertaining game which both teaches and emphasizes...

  5. Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry

    03 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Sabre Kais

  6. Quantum Technology: The Second Quantum Revolution

    03 Feb 2012 | | 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 are today and a discussion of quantum advancements which are being developed and can change your...

  7. NanoDays - Metamaterials, Transformation Optics and Cloaking

    13 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  8. NanoDays - NanoTrees: Making Paper Stronger than Steel

    05 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Robert J. Moon

  9. Nano*High: The Birth and Early Evolution of the Universe

    31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Alex Filippenko

  10. Nano*High: Got Plastic? What Saran Wrap & Renewable Energy Generation Have in Common

    31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Rachel Segalman, Eric Isaacs, Jeffrey B. Neaton

    Rachel Segalman is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley and a Faculty Scientist at LBNL.Nano*HighThe Molecular FoundryLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryNano*High gratefully acknowledges QB3, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences for...

  11. Nano*High: Looking for the Good News in Your Genome: Personalized Medicine--Science and Ethics

    31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jasper Rine

  12. PfFP Lecture 1: Energy and Power I

    26 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall

  13. PfFP Lecture 2: Energy and Power II

    26 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall

  14. PfFP Lecture 3: Energy and Power III

    26 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall

  15. Nano*High: X-rays, Lasers, and Molecular Movies

    25 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Roger W. Falcone

    X-ray imaging is an excellent method to make visible what would normally be invisible - who hasn't had an X-ray at the doctor or dentist's office before? At the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, the Advanced Light Source is a gigantic X-ray imaging machine. Dr. Roger Falcone discusses X-ray...

  16. Nano*High: From Atoms to Electricity: An Introduction to Nuclear Power, Its Promise and Challenge

    02 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Brian D. Wirth

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Professor Brian Wirth from the UC Berkeley Dept. of Nuclear Engineering presents the basics of nuclear science, and discusses the technological challenges involved in generating nuclear power and dealing safely with the by-products.

  17. Nano*High: Superconductivity, Trains and SQUIDs

    02 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: John Clarke

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Superconductivity is a unique phenomenon where the electric resistance of a material drops to zero. Until only a few decades ago, superconductivity was only observed at extremely low temperatures. Today however, a new class of exotic...

  18. Building Capacity for Nano Education and Outreach through Partnerships with Science Museums: Overview and Case Study

    31 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: carol lynn alpert, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanosca

    This session will present the background and theory behind these collaborations and activities, provide examples, and address evaluative aspects. We will also touch briefly on a range of other examples of nanoscale research center – informal science education institutional collaborations, now...

  19. DragonflyTV Nano – Using the Power of Television to Introduce Middle School Children to Nanotechnology

    15 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Hudson, Joan Freese, Angie Prindle, Lisa Regalla

    DragonflyTV is a PBS science series for children, broadcast nationwide and on the internet. DragonflyTV models authentic science inquiry through its unique approach: In each episode, ordinary kids conduct their own inquiry-based investigations, modeling the inquiry process and communicating the...

  20. Thinking Small

    17 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Carl Batt, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanosca

    There is an overwhelming need on the part of the research community to explain our efforts in nanoscale science and engineering to the general public. To do so effectively there is also a need to catalogue the public's understanding of nanotechnology especially with respect to their ability to...