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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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  1. Making a Liquid Crystal Thermometer

    09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rano Sidhu

    Liquid crystals are matter that has properties between those of a liquid and a solid. Liquid crystals may flow like a liquid but have crystals like a solid.colors of the objects are Color is the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25537

  2. Powers of Ten with the Blue Morpho Butterfly

    09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nancy Healy, Marilyn Garza

    This activity is designed to help students understand the concept of scale and magnification when examining a Blue Morpho butterfly wing. The activity requires the use of a scanning electron...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25547

  3. Size and Scale - Learning about measurement

    09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): NNIN RET

    Students will visualize the order of numerical properties of objects from the nanoscale to visible scale using exponents and decimals. Students will make size comparisons of objects. Students will...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25524

  4. Small Scale Sculpting

    09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Marilyn Garza

    This lab is analogous with some nanofabrication processes. This lab will help students understand some of the challenges encountered while making semiconductor chips and waveguides, both of which...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25528

  5. Small Scale Stenciling

    09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Marilyn Garza

    This lab is analogous with some nanofabrication processes. This lab will help students understand some of the challenges encountered while making semiconductor chips and waveguides, both of which...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25532

  6. 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

  7. Synthesis and Stability of Silver Nanoparticles

    01 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Brandi Childress

     The purpose of this experiment is to conduct synthesis of silver nanoplates and explore their shape stability that affects optical property (referred to as localized surface plasmon...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25325

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency: Comparing Input Power to Output Power of a Silicon Photovoltaic Cell

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Oskar Cymerman

    This lesson is designed to help students find a measure of a solar cell’s power conversion efficiency, by studying output power (Pout) of a silicon PV cell and comparing it to the input...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25199

  11. The Blood Glucose Mnitor

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Steven Thedford, Samantha Andrews, Nancy Healy

    Students are introduced to glucose monitors, how these biosensors are being improved with naotechnology, and they test glucose levels. The purpose of the lab is to measure the glucose...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25209

  12. Uncertainty Measurements and the Wavelength of Light

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Chris Kaus

    This high school physics lesson is designed to help students understand how very small measurements can be made (even at the nanoscale) and how the accuracy of those measurements affects their...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25196

  13. Using Gold Nanoparticles for Bacterial Detection

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michael L. Falk

    This lab is designed to introduce students to gold nanoparticles and some of their applications. Students will create gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and learn the potential disease detection uses of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25203

  14. Nanotechnology and the NAE Grand Challenge Make Solar Energy Economical

    20 Jun 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Edward Davis, Virginia A. Davis

    This group of materials is designed to provide a framework to teach students in an introductory engineering course basic nanotechnology concepts. The materials use the NAE grand challenge...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/24553

  15. nano Ice Cream

    28 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy J Miller, Kenny Schwartz

    Liquid nitrogen is used to cool a creamy mixture at a rapid rate such that it precipitates super fine grained crystals of (nano) ice cream.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/24083

  16. Size and Scale: A Walk from Kilometers to One Nanometer

    17 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Ratner

    A look at scale and size, walking from 1000 kilometers down to 1 nanometer.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/23601

  17. Gerhard Klimeck - Why I love my work

    10 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    Scientist and engineer, Gerhard Klimeck, discusses the joy of his work.  

    http://nanohub.org/resources/23557

  18. Database of The Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSTA)

    02 Feb 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):

    By Tanya Faltens

    Purdue University

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/publications/123/?v=1

  19. NISE Net NanoDays Kit Database

    22 Jan 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):

    By Tanya Faltens

    Purdue University

    This is a database of NISE Net NanoDays Kits, with links to information about the kits and instructional videos. This database was created in 2014 and there may be some additional content added...

    http://nanohub.org/publications/122/?v=1

  20. Scale cards activity

    11 Dec 2014 | Teaching Materials

    Investigating size and scale using the metric system, from nano to macro

    http://nanohub.org/resources/21775