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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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A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
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13 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research - what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties,...
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...
Creating Research Links between Science at the Nanoscale and Science Education
28 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Nora H. Sabelli
This talk will address what is needed to reduce the gap between current science education and science education that incorporates the ideas in current nanoscience. The ability to manipulate matter at increasingly smaller scales of distance and time has blurred the boundaries between disciplines....
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...
Embedding science and technology education into students' lifestyles and technology choices
06 Dec 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Krishna Madhavan
Learning experiences of the future will be multi-sensory, engage technologies and significant computational power continuously and invisibly, and will be completely engaging. The emergence of highly cross-disciplinary fields like nanoscale science and technology, bioinformatics, and...
Gerhard Klimeck - Why I love my work
09 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Scientist and engineer, Gerhard Klimeck, discusses the joy of his work.
How Can Your Educational Modules Contain Interactive Online Simulation?
28 Feb 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
The Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) is a multi-university, NSF-funded initiative with a mission to lead in research, education, and outreach to students and professionals, while at the same time deploying a unique web-based cyber-infrastructure to serve the nation''s National...
Launch of a Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
21 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: larry bell
The Museum of Science, Boston, in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to form and lead a national Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) comprised of multiple...
Mark Ratner Interview on Nanotechnology
23 Mar 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner, Krishna Madhavan
Nanotechnology interview with Krishna Madhavan.
nano Ice Cream
26 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.
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.
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...
Nano*High: Looking for the Good News in Your Genome: Personalized Medicine--Science and Ethics
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jasper Rine
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...
Nano*High: The Birth and Early Evolution of the Universe
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Alex Filippenko
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...
NanoDays - Metamaterials, Transformation Optics and Cloaking
13 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
NanoDays - NanoTrees: Making Paper Stronger than Steel
05 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Robert J. Moon
Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials
17 Jul 2006 |
What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions while introducing some fundamental concepts such as wave-particle duality, quantum confinement, the...
06 Apr 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
This presentation is an overview of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) presented at the first NCN Student Conference in April 2005. It is intended to give students an understanding of the NCN's vision and mission.