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  1. A Look into the Nanoworld: An introduction to Nanoscale Science and Engineering

    23 Aug 2021 | | Contributor(s):: NNCI Nano, Jackie Smith

    This is a four-part lesson that has students explore the nanoscale. The lesson includes: size and scale, metric system and conversions, measurement, nanotechnology applications, and careers in nano-science. The activities can be done in groups of 2-4 and requires viewing of videos.

  2. Sand and Multiple Light Scattering

    23 Aug 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Denise Kapler, NNCI Nano

    Nanoparticles and other nanoscale materials are often analyzed through the specialized use of light scattering. Several techniques use the light scattered from small particles to estimate their size distribution; these techniques employ light absorption, laser diffraction, and dynamic light...

  3. Now You See It, Once Filtered, Hope You Don't

    07 Jul 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Patricia Kuberra, NNCI Nano

    Water is a valuable natural resource and resides in multiple reservoirs: the cryosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere. Water quality is often jeopardized by various contaminants but can be improved by removing contaminants from the water whether they are macro (dirt and debris,) micro...

  4. Transistor Mania: Modeling Electron Flow

    17 Jun 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Meghan Saxer, NNCI Nano

    This activity is designed to help the students understand the significance of transistors in their lives. Students will learn how current research on nanoscale transistors is making their favorite electronic devices (i.e., cell phones, gaming devices, computers, etc.) faster and more powerful....

  5. Particle Size and Spectral Analysis of AgNO3 and Cu: Design Challenge Activity

    17 Jun 2021 | | Contributor(s):: John H. Hitchcock, NNCI Nano

    When the traditional silver nitrate reduction by copper is performed, students are often puzzled by the black appearance of the silver when it first is observed. In this activity, students will research two questions about the reaction, develop a viable system of gathering data, and investigate...

  6. Model Rockets and Composite Materials: Design, Build, Launch

    27 May 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau

    Students will gain experience with polymer matrix fiber composites, composite production, and the tradeoffs inherent in the engineering design process by designing, building and launching their own model rocket.  Composite materials are created via hand layup and vacuum assisted resin...

  7. Characterizing Electrolytic Materials

    31 Mar 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Steven Kandel, NNCI Nano

     The lab is designed to help students understand that the resistance of an object depends on length, cross-sectional area, and the type of material. Students measure the current through objects to see that different materials resist current in different amounts. Students will find that,...

  8. Guidebook: High-Quality K-12 Engineering Instruction

    05 Feb 2021 | | Contributor(s):: NEWT Center, carolyn a nichol, Christina Crawford, Robert Wimpelberg, Mallory Thawley, Manuel R. Gonzalez-Bert, Michelle Bass, Scott Currier, Ugochi M. Emenaha, Alison Cook-Davis, Steven Clemens, Maiya M. Moore, Veronica L. Romero, Tracy Swift, Travis Martin, Jean S. Larson, Krystle Dunn, Rebecca Hooper, Milton Johnson, Selene Verhofstad, Denise Thompson

    A guide for novice engineering K-12 instructors to incorporate cultural differences in the classroom.  The Teacher Leader Engineer Network (TaLENt) Project is a supplement to the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Centers' work agenda for...

  9. Exploring Surface Energy of Polymers by Contact Angle Estimation

    03 Dec 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Fred Okoh, NNCI Nano

    Students will qualitatively and quantitatively estimate contact angles of polymers and compare their surface energy. They will use a variety of polymer sheets onto which they will place drops of water. After observing the shape of the drop, they will take digital photographs of the drop, print...

  10. To See or Not to See? Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces

    03 Dec 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Jenny Willis, NNCI Nano

    This activity can be completed as a separate one or in conjunction with the lesson Superhydrophobicexpialidocious:  Learning about hydrophobic surfaces found at: https://www.nnci.net/node/5895. The activity is a visual demonstration of the difference between hydrophobic and hydrophilic...

  11. Nanotechnology Workshops at Northwest Vista College - Nanotechnology Workshop for High School Students and High School Educators

    26 Oct 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Neda Habibi, Jared Ashcroft (editor), The Micro Nano Technology - Education Center

    Northwest Vista College will host it’s fourth summer Nanotechnology workshop for high school students and high school educators in summer 2021. ...

  12. Aerogel (Aerogel)

    02 Jul 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Carol E. Bouvier, James J Marti, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Los aerogeles son las sustancias semisólidas conocidas más livianas que existen. Los aerogeles de sílice o dióxido de silicio (SiO2) tienen la misma estructura química que la arena de sílice o el vidrio de las ventanas, pero tienen diferencias...

  13. Materials Camp for High School Students

    01 Jul 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau

    These activities were all developed for the Materials Camp program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), which began in 2011. The camp is a five-day, non-residential program designed to introduce mostly local 10th-12th grade students to the field of materials engineering and the...

  14. Encapsulación y Liberación Controlada: Macro Cápsulas (Encapsulation & Controlled Release)

    30 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, James J Marti, Kyle Forgette, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo introduce el proceso de la formación de macro cápsulas y el concepto de autoensamblaje. Formar cápsulas a escalas macro, micro y nano tiene aplicaciones muy importantes en la liberación de medicamentos, cosméticos, tecnología de...

  15. Nanofiltración (NanoFiltration)

    30 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Sandra Weeks, Laura Arndt, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    El suministro de agua contaminada se ha convertido en un problema local en las comunidades de los Estados Unidos y el mundo. Aunque las situaciones dramáticas en Flint, Michigan y Nueva Orleans después del huracán Katrina ocuparon los titulares noticiosos, los vecindarios y...

  16. Nano-celulosa (Nanocellulose)

    30 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, kim Grady, Rich Wilkosz (editor), Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo le presenta a los estudiantes la nanotecnología, procesos y métodos que están siendo desarrollados para producir nano-fibras de celulosa fuertes y rígidas.  El módulo está diseñado para guiar a los estudiantes a...

  17. Nanotratamiento del Agua (Nanotreatment)

    30 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Sandra Weeks, Laura Arndt, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo se concentra en las tecnologías que utilizan fuerzas e interacciones en la nano escala para tratar el agua. Se le presenta a los estudiantes la oportunidad de seleccionar un problema de tratamiento del agua para determinar qué contaminantes están...

  18. Fotolitografía Opción A (a base de solvente) - Photolithography (Option A))

    29 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, James J Marti, Maryam Jalali, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo presenta una introducción y demostración de fotolitografía, proceso de copiar un patrón de alta resolución en múltiples sustratos.  Los estudiantes replican los pasos clave en el proceso de fotolitografía y aprenden...

  19. Fotolitografía Opción B (a base de agua) - Photolithography (Option B))

    29 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, James J Marti, Maryam Jalali, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo presenta una introducción y demostración de fotolitografía, proceso de copiar un patrón de alta resolución en múltiples sustratos.  Los estudiantes replican los pasos clave en el proceso de fotolitografía y aprenden...

  20. Light Emitting Diodes

    29 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Sam Levenson, James J Marti

    This module demonstrates the concepts of semiconductor band gaps and the quantum nature of light using readily available and inexpensive LEDs.  It uses a simple fact which surprises many students – LED can detect light (i.e., act as small solar cells) as well as generate light. The...