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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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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...
K-12: Introduction to Quantum Wells
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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...
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...
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17 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Carl Batt, NCLT administator
There is an overwhelming need on the part of the research community to explain our
efforts in nanoscale science and engineering to the general public. To do so effectively
there is also a...
3D Molecular Models
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...
Victor Veselago Interview on Nanotechnology and Photonics
26 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Victor G. Veselago, Phillip Fiorini
Nanotechnology and photonics interview with Phillip Fiorini.
Technology challenges of the 21st Century
14 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eugene S. Meieran
The 20th century was a century of remarkable scientific and technical achievement, as recorded in the National Academy of Engineering book, "A Century of Innovation". Three forces ("a perfect...
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...
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...
Operation of Scannig Tunneling Microscopy
This is a 60-second movie clip with a narration of how Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM) operates. Produced by Eric Meyer, Imran Sobh and Hyung-Seok Hahm Beckman Institute
University of Illinois...
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...
Molecular Workbench: An Interface to the Molecular World
31 Aug 2006 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Charles Xie
The Molecular Workbench software is a free, open-source modeling and authoring program specifically designed for use in science education. Powered by a set of real-time molecular simulation...
Nanotechnology in Biology
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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...
Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials
17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands
What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions...
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.
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...
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...
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
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...
Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) - Memory Cells
03 Feb 2006 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean
Scientists and engineers are looking for completely different ways of storing and analyzing information. Quantum-dot Cellular Automata are one possible solution. In computers of the future,...
Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) - Logic Gates
An earlier animation described how "Quantum-dot Cellular Automata" (QCAs) could serve as memory cells and wires. This animation contnues the story by describing how QCAs can be made into MAJORITY,...