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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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Teaching Materials (1-20 of 36)

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25620

  5. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25648

  6. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25541

  7. K-12: Introduction to Quantum Wells

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/5925

  8. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25634

  9. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25573

  10. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25537

  11. Mixtures and Nanotechnology

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25624

  12. Nanoparticle Pollutants

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25692

  13. 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

  14. Nanotechnology and Visible Light

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2118

  15. Nanotechnology in Biology

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1746

  16. 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....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25581

  17. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25547

  18. 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

  19. Right Tool for the Job

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen

    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,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25609

  20. 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