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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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A Systematic Approach to Problem Solving Learning Module
20 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
01 Dec 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
18 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
14 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
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
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
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...
Diagnostic BioMEMS Overview Learning Module
30 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
Diagnostic bioMEMS (biomedical MicroElectroMechanical Systems) have been increasing in number every year. This learning module provides an introduction to some of the diagnostic tools currently in us and possibilities for future bioMEMS. A research activity provides the opportunity...
Diagnostic BioMEMS Overview Learning Module - Instructor Guides
DNA to Protein Overview Learning Module
This learning module provides information needed to understand how the digitally encoded information in DNA is translated into a functional protein that can be used for biomedical applications. Activities delve deeper into protein structure and function as well as gene transcription.
DNA to Protein Overview Learning Module - Instructor Guides
Electro-deposition of Copper on a Filter Template for Growing Nanowires
02 Dec 2016 | | 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 template to produce nanowires. The electric field in the solution carries these ions and deposits them...
Engineering Career Profiles
10 May 2017 | | 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 engineers do from day to day. We have interviewed scientists and engineers who do...