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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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Resources (1-20 of 72)

  1. Electro-deposition of Copper on a Filter Template for Growing Nanowires

    02 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Francis Nguyen

    This lab is designed to help students understand the electro-plating process of growing nanowires. This experiment will use an electro-plating process to transfer metal ions in a solution to a...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25331

  2. Synthesis and Stability of Silver Nanoparticles

    01 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Brandi Childress

     The purpose of this experiment is to conduct synthesis of silver nanoplates and explore their shape stability that affects optical property (referred to as localized surface plasmon...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25325

  3. An Easy (Bake) Approach to an Edible NanoLab

    01 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joseph Nunn

    The purpose of the lesson is to get young students interested in basic nanotechnology  concepts associated with creating “wafers” used in chip fabrication in cleanrooms. ...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25328

  4. Uncertainty Measurements and the Wavelength of Light

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Chris Kaus

    This high school physics lesson is designed to help students understand how very small measurements can be made (even at the nanoscale) and how the accuracy of those measurements affects their...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25196

  5. Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency: Comparing Input Power to Output Power of a Silicon Photovoltaic Cell

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Oskar Cymerman

    This lesson is designed to help students find a measure of a solar cell’s power conversion efficiency, by studying output power (Pout) of a silicon PV cell and comparing it to the input...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25199

  6. Using Gold Nanoparticles for Bacterial Detection

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials

    This lab is designed to introduce students to gold nanoparticles and some of their applications. Students will create gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and learn the potential disease detection uses of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25203

  7. The Blood Glucose Mnitor

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Steven Thedford, Samantha Andrews, Nancy Healy

    Students are introduced to glucose monitors, how these biosensors are being improved with naotechnology, and they test glucose levels. The purpose of the lab is to measure the glucose...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25209

  8. Coffee Break with Nanoscience: Film Formation and "Coffee Rings"

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Irina Golub, James Marti

    This lab explores issues that engineers and scientists face in working with thin film i.e., dealing with two phenomena that work against them: cracking and the coffee ring effect. This lab will...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25215

  9. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/24553

  10. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/24083

  11. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/23601

  12. Scale cards activity

    11 Dec 2014 | Teaching Materials

    Investigating size and scale using the metric system, from nano to macro

    http://nanohub.org/resources/21775

  13. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/20800

  14. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/20798

  15. Nanotechnology K12 Lessons - 1

    07 Apr 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Mark M Budnik

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/20802

  16. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/20667

  17. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/19518

  18. Quantum Tic-Tac-Toe

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/13056

  19. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/13013

  20. Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry

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

    Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry Center, National Science Foundation

    http://nanohub.org/resources/13014