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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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26 Jun 2007 | Animations | 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...
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
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13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. 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...
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. ...
Building Capacity for Nano Education and Outreach through Partnerships with Science Museums: Overview and Case Study
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31 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Carol Lynn Alpert, NCLT administator
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...
09 Sep 2005 | Tools | 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 | 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...
Creating Research Links between Science at the Nanoscale and Science Education
17 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | 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...
Database of The Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSTA)
02 Feb 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Tanya Faltens
This database lists the 9 Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering along with the Learning Goals associated with each Big Idea. Instructors should refer to the NSTA publication, "The...
DragonflyTV Nano – Using the Power of Television to Introduce Middle School Children to Nanotechnology
15 Jan 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Richard Hudson, Joan Freese, Angie Prindle, Lisa Regalla
DragonflyTV is a PBS science series for children, broadcast nationwide and on the
internet. DragonflyTV models authentic science inquiry through
its unique approach: In each episode, ordinary...
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...
Embedding science and technology education into students' lifestyles and technology choices
28 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Krishna Madhavan
Learning experiences of the future will be multi-sensory, engage technologies and significant
computational power continuously and invisibly, and will be completely engaging. The
Fabrication of a MOSFET within a Microprocessor
16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean
This resource depicts the step-by-step process by which the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.
Feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing
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15 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team
Martin and Laura have an interesting debate about the feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing. Can molecular assemblers be developed to create new materials, new devices, and even macroscopic...
General Introduction to Nanotechnology
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24 Apr 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Hyung-Seok Hahm
This is an 80 second movie clip. The camera zooms in from a computer to molecules with a narration.
The design goals are
- Give a smooth introduction to nano-world
- Deliver ideas of how small...
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...
How Can Your Educational Modules Contain Interactive Online Simulation?
28 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
The Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) is a multi-university, NSF-funded
initiative with a mission to lead in research, education, and outreach to students and professionals,
How Semiconductors and Transistors Work
20 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean
This animation shows how semiconductor crystals work and how they are used to make transistor switches.
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...
Introduction to Nanotechnology - An "Elementary" Education Program
07 Apr 2014 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Mark M Budnik
Presentation for: Around the world, primary and secondary schools are challenged to implement appropriate programs for their gifted and talented students. In this paper, we present how our...