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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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21 Jun 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Nicholas Vargo
This animation was created as part of the Children's Museum Nanotechnology Exhibit to give the viewer an idea of what objects look like at the nano-level. The molecules range from something as small …
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 involved …
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 other …
09 Sep 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira
Computes E(k) and the density-of-states (DOS) vs. energy for a carbon nanotube
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 at …
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 …
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 …
Fabrication of a MOSFET within a Microprocessor
16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean
This resource depicts the step-by-step process by which the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.
Feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing
14 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team
Martin and Laura have an interesting debate about the feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing. Can molecular assemblers be developed to create new materials, new devices, and even macroscopic …
General Introduction to Nanotechnology
20 Apr 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Hyung-Seok Hahm
This is an 80 second movie clip. The camera zooms in from a computer to molecules with a narration. The design goals are - Give a smooth introduction to nano-world - Deliver ideas of how small …
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 at …
How Semiconductors and Transistors Work
20 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean
This animation shows how semiconductor crystals work and how they are used to make transistor switches.
Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
This is a 60 second movie clip with an introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM). Design goals are - Give an idea of what STM looks like - Provide an overview of what STM does and …
K-12: Introduction to Quantum Wells
24 Nov 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David Beck, Mark M Budnik
A lesson plan for a 20-30 minute exercise for 4th and 5th grade Gifted and Talented students to explore the concept of quantum wells. The objectives of the lesson are: * The students will be able …
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 and …
Mark Ratner Interview on Nanotechnology
23 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner, Krishna Madhavan
Nanotechnology interview with Krishna Madhavan.
Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Microelectronic devices are made by repeating two steps: 1) Depositing a thin uniform layer of material; 2) Then using a photographic process to pattern and remove unwanted areas of that layer.
Molecular Workbench: An Interface to the Molecular World
25 Jun 2006 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Charles Xie
The Molecular Workbench software is a free, open-source modeling and authoring program specifically designed for use in science education. Powered by a set of real-time molecular simulation engines …
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 …
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 …
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