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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...
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
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...
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...
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 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...
Introduction to Nanotechnology: Implementation of a Cooperative Program for Gifted and Talented Elementary School Children
07 Apr 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Mark M Budnik
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 community's public...
Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
This is a 60 second movie clip with an introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM).
Design goals are
- Give an idea of what STM looks like
- Provide an overview of what STM does and...
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...
Launch of a Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
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21 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): larry bell
The Museum of Science, Boston, in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota
and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, has been selected by the National Science
Foundation (NSF) to form...
Mark Ratner Interview on Nanotechnology
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23 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner, Krishna Madhavan
Nanotechnology interview with Krishna Madhavan.