Nanotechnology Principles Kit: Nano Demos

By SHINE Project1, SHINE Project1

1. SHINE: Seattle's Hub for Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education

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The activities described below are short demonstrations designed to teach students of any age about nanotechnology principles. They can be used individually or in conjunction with each other. Most of the materials can be purchased through

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand that properties (physical, chemical, and biological) are different at the nanoscale than they are at the macro scale
  • To understand how the properties of nanoscale materials are used in various applications
  • To understand how natural nanoscale phenomena can be replicated or mimicked to advance technology
  • To understand how nanotechnology integrates biology, chemistry, physics, electronics, environmental sciences, engineering, etc.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1204279.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • SHINE Project, SHINE Project (2015), "Nanotechnology Principles Kit: Nano Demos,"

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Brian Rucci, Kristine Schroeder

SHINE: Seattle's Hub for Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education