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Dear colleagues, how do you think, it is necessary to implement nanotechnology in high school education? Does anyone have such experience? What pluses and minuses can you see in it?
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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 Dry am I? Exploring Biomimicry and Nanotechnology
01 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Davenport, Nancy Healy
Through a series of activities, students will explore superhydrophobic properties of materials. This inquiry based lesson leads them through activities that has them compare and contrast physical...
How Small is That?
02 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jamie Ryan
This lab is designed to help students understand the size of nanoparticles compared to the size of other known quantities, such as a human being or a skin cell. After the size of nanoparticles is...
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...
Is measuring an art or a science?
09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Monica Hochstein
Nanotechnology occurs on the scale of 1-100 nanometers (in one direction). There have been numerous predictions about the growth in nanotechnology production and its impact on manufacturing...
Learning About Surface Area and Volume
11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen
The purpose of this lesson is to help students extend their knowledge of area, perimeter, and volume to include surface area. The understanding of these concepts begin in the elementary...
Lines on Paper
11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joshua LaForge
Students will learn how scientists use a process called X-ray diffraction to figure out the structure of things that are too small to see such as atoms, molecules, and crystal structures.This lab...
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...
Mixtures and Nanotechnology
The purpose of this unit is to help students make the connection that the classification of mixtures is based on the size of particles. This connects to two of the Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science...
Apr 14 2016
NanoDays 2016 at Birck Nanotechnology Center
17 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Darren Hayes, Nancy Healy
Many plastics are in our oceans due to pollution, including ocean dumping and land runoff. Sunlight and alkaline ocean water break these plastics down into small particles, many are nanoscale in...
Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals
11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Daniella Duran
This 3-part lesson introduces the nanoscale effect of various energy inputs on the crystal lattice of a smart material, Nitinol, and then invites students to become nanotechnology inventors....
NISE Net NanoDays Kit Database
22 Jan 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
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...
Mar 31 2016
NSTA Meeting - Nano science and engineering education resources on display at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference
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...