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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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  1. A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

    13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1021

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

    31 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Carol Lynn Alpert, NCLT administator

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6187

  3. Creating Research Links between Science at the Nanoscale and Science Education

    28 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1098

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

    15 Jan 2009 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6123

  5. Embedding science and technology education into students' lifestyles and technology choices

    06 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/831

  6. How Can Your Educational Modules Contain Interactive Online Simulation?

    28 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/833

  7. Launch of a Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

    21 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1049

  8. Mark Ratner Interview on Nanotechnology

    23 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner, Krishna Madhavan

    Nanotechnology interview with Krishna Madhavan.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1135

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

    02 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/5477

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

    31 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | 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*High The Molecular Foundry Lawrence Berkeley National...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10497

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

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

    Jasper Rine is a Howard Hughes Professor and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development at UC Berkeley. Nano*High The Molecular Foundry Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10490

  12. Nano*High: Superconductivity, Trains and SQUIDs

    02 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | 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,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/5482

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

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

    Alex Filippenko is a Professor of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. Nano*High The Molecular Foundry Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High gratefully acknowledges QB3, the California...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10495

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

    25 Sep 2010 | Online Presentations | 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,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8294

  15. NanoDays - Metamaterials, Transformation Optics and Cloaking

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

    Purdue NanoDays Purdue University Office of Engagement NANOVIS Incorporated Purdue Research Park Barnds & Thornburg, LLP Conexus Indiana Intel Corporation nano Professor Verso Paper...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11302

  16. NanoDays - NanoTrees: Making Paper Stronger than Steel

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

    Purdue NanoDays Purdue University Office of Engagement NANOVIS Incorporated Purdue Research Park Barnds & Thornburg, LLP Conexus Indiana Intel Corporation nano Professor Verso Paper...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11237

  17. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1639

  18. NCN Overview

    06 Apr 2005 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1036

  19. PfFP Lecture 1: Energy and Power I

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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10547

  20. PfFP Lecture 2: Energy and Power II

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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10548

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