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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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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. ...
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...
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...
Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-nanotechnology
11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Samantha Andrews
This lesson explores the ethical concerns related to bio-nanotechnology. Bio-nanotechnology is the application of nanotechnology to living things. This ranges from the creation of pharmaceuticals...
Introduction to Creative Problem Solving in Nanotechnology
10 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joseph Nunn
This lesson serves as an introduction to the field of nanotechnology by discussing its real-world implications in light of current economic issues and conditions. The lesson is performed...
Is measuring an art or a science?
09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Monica Hochstein
Nanotechnology occurs on the scale of 1-100 nanometers (in one direction). There have been numerous predictions about the growth in nanotechnology production and its impact on manufacturing...
K-12: Introduction to Quantum Wells
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02 Feb 2009 | 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...
Learning About Surface Area and Volume
11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen
The purpose of this lesson is to help students extend their knowledge of area, perimeter, and volume to include surface area. The understanding of these concepts begin in the elementary...
Lines on Paper
11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joshua LaForge
Students will learn how scientists use a process called X-ray diffraction to figure out the structure of things that are too small to see such as atoms, molecules, and crystal structures.This lab...
Making a Liquid Crystal Thermometer
09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rano Sidhu
Liquid crystals are matter that has properties between those of a liquid and a solid. Liquid crystals may flow like a liquid but have crystals like a solid.colors of the objects are Color is the...
Mixtures and Nanotechnology
The purpose of this unit is to help students make the connection that the classification of mixtures is based on the size of particles. This connects to two of the Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science...
17 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Darren Hayes, Nancy Healy
Many plastics are in our oceans due to pollution, including ocean dumping and land runoff. Sunlight and alkaline ocean water break these plastics down into small particles, many are nanoscale in...
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...
Nanotechnology and Visible Light
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19 Dec 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Raymond Serrano
This submission is an undergraduate project by Raymond Serrano, a chemistry student at UTEP. Raymond has been a nanoHUB student for one year.
In addition to being factor of scale, nanoscience...
Nanotechnology in Biology
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31 Aug 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Gardner
This is the first of two exercises developed by El Paso High School teachers as part of a two week workshop on nanotechnology education, part of the National Center for Learning and Teaching of...
Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals
11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Daniella Duran
This 3-part lesson introduces the nanoscale effect of various energy inputs on the crystal lattice of a smart material, Nitinol, and then invites students to become nanotechnology inventors....
Powers of Ten with the Blue Morpho Butterfly
09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nancy Healy, Marilyn Garza
This activity is designed to help students understand the concept of scale and magnification when examining a Blue Morpho butterfly wing. The activity requires the use of a scanning electron...
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...
Right Tool for the Job
The purpose of this lesson is to encourage students to think about how using tools helps them gather information about the world around them. This is especially important at the nanoscale,...
Scale cards activity
11 Dec 2014 | Teaching Materials
Investigating size and scale using the metric system, from nano to macro