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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 71)

  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. Engineering Career Profiles

    10 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tamecia Raishaun Jones

    Although there are many programs and curriculum opportunities for students to do engineering projects, surveys from middle and high school students have said that they are interested in what...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26503

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Learning Module: Chemical Lab Safety Rules - Instructor Guides

    27 Mar 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    The fabrication of micro and nano devices requires the use of several types of chemicals, both inert and hazardous.  This learning module provides the general safety rules for working in...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26092

  11. Learning Module: Comparison of Scale - Macro, Micro, Nano

    06 Jun 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    In order to grasp many of the concepts associated with micro and nano-size devices, one needs to understand scale and the size of objects associated with different scales.  This learning...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26655

  12. Learning Module: Comparison of Scale: Macro, Micro, Nano - Instructor Guides

    06 Jun 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    In order to grasp many of the concepts associated with micro and nano-size devices, one needs to understand scale and the size of objects associated with different scales.  This learning...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26656

  13. Learning Module: Crystallography Overview for MEMS

    27 Apr 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module introduces the science of crystallography and its importance to microtechnology and the fabrication of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  Four activities are...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26438

  14. Learning Module: Crystallography Overview for MEMS - Instructor Guides

    27 Apr 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module introduces the science of crystallography and its importance to microtechnology and the fabrication of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  Four activities are...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26427

  15. Learning Module: Deposition Processes Overview for Microsystems - Instructor Guides

    26 Apr 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module is an introduction to the common processes used to deposit thin films for the fabrication of micro-size devices.  Thermal oxidation and several types of deposition are...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26349

  16. Learning Module: Etch Processes Overview for Microsystems

    25 Apr 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module introduces the most common etch processes used for the fabrication of microsystems.  Activities allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the terminology and basic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26398

  17. Learning Module: Etch Processes Overview for Microsystems - Instructor Guides

    25 Apr 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module introduces the most common etch processes used for the fabrication of microsystems.  Activities allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the terminology and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26388

  18. Learning Module: Hazardous Materials I and II

    27 Mar 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module provides information on hazardous materials and how these materials could affect one's health and the safety of the working environment.  This information should...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26138

  19. Learning Module: Hazardous Materials I and II - Instructor Guides

    27 Mar 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module provides information on hazardous materials and how these materials could affect one's health and the safety of the working environment.  This information should...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26128

  20. Learning Module: History of MEMS

    10 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module provides a timeline of the progression of microtechnology through a series of innovations that starts with the first Point Contact Transistor built in 1947 and ends with the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26533