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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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3D Molecular Models
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21 Jun 2007 | | 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 as caffeine to major proteins and viruses.Nicholas Vargo created this kiosk presentation as an...
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
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,...
A profile of a Nano EPICS High School - Agawam High School
10 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Tamecia Raishaun Jones
This is a short profile of an EPICS High School that has found a way to integrate nano into its curriculum. The profile describes how the teacher used her specialized background in marine biology to create a plan for nano project in a marine biology classroom. At the time, this...
A Systematic Approach to Problem Solving Learning Module
18 Jul 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module introduces a systematic approach to solving problems by using a six-step process. This approach is used throughout industry to solve simple to complex problems. Activities provide the opportunities to apply this six-step process in a real life situation as well...
A Systematic Approach to Problem Solving Learning Module - Instructor Guides
An Easy (Bake) Approach to an Edible NanoLab
30 Nov 2016 | | 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. Cleanrooms are used to make nanoscale devices with the most common ones being chips used in electronic...
BioMEMS Applications Overview Learning Module
16 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module is an overview of some of the major biomedical developments and applications of BioMEMS. There are three activities that provide further exploration into some of these applications, how they are used ad how they work.
BioMEMS Applications Overview Learning Module - Instructor Guides
BioMEMS Overview Learning Module
10 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module explains what "BioMEMS" are and how they are used today in different fields. An activity provides the opportunity to reinforce the importance of BioMEMS, study where they are used, and explore the endless possibilities of future BioMEMS devices.
BioMEMS Overview Learning Module - Instructor Guides
Biomolecular Applications of BioMEMS
18 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module is an overview of biomolecules, what are they?, types of biomolecules, and how microtechnology is using biomolecules or exploiting their functions for micro and nano applications. Activities provide the opportunity to better understand the functions of biomolecules,...
Biomolecular Applications of BioMEMS Learning Module - Instructor Guides
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...
Cells: The Building Blocks of Life Learning Module
28 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module provides a review of "cells", the smallest unit exhibiting the properties of life. It discusses how these cells are being used in bioMEMS as well as other micro and nano-sized devices. A research activity provides the opportunity to further explore how...
Cells: The Building Blocks of Life Learning Module - Instructor Guides
Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology
01 Feb 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module is an overview of how microtechnology is used for standard clinical laboratory tests. It covers the advantages and challenges of taking clinical tests out of the laboratory to the point of care (POC). An activity allows you to dig deeper into a specific test or...
Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Microtechnology Instructor Guides
09 Sep 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira
Computes E(k) and the density-of-states (DOS) vs. energy for a carbon nanotube
Coffee Break with Nanoscience: Film Formation and "Coffee Rings"
28 Oct 2016 | | 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 explore the phenomena involved in making thin film coatings. Students will explore the problems that...
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....