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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. 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)

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

  2. Science Alternatives for K-12 Education - Synchronous & Asynchronous Instruction Tools & Lessons

    16 Sep 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Christina Crawford

    The goal of SAKE is to help K-12 teachers make engineering design accessible to students of all social-economic levels while social distancing measures are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All tools and suggestions provided have been determined useful by K-12 educational leaders who...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Memory Metals

    29 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Matthew Shultz, Deb Newberry, James J Marti

    This module explores the properties of shape memory alloys, commonly called “memory metals”.  These alloys, when made into wires or thin structures, exhibit the shape memory effect: if bent or deformed, the metal will revert to its original shape upon heating. This module...

  12. Micelas (Micelles)

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

    Este módulo introduce los conceptos de micelas y la concentración crítica de micelas (CMC, por sus siglas en inglés). Las micelas tienen aplicaciones importantes en la biotecnología. En ocasiones, se utilizan para llevar fármacos (drogas) a tejidos y...

  13. Nano-concreto (Nanocrete)

    16 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: kim Grady, Jim Marti (editor), Deb Newberry (editor), Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor), Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education

    Este módulo le presenta a los estudiantes la nanotecnología, procesos y métodos que están siendo probados por la industria para preparar productos y sistemas cementosos fuertes y livianos. El módulo lleva al estudiante a través del procesamiento de un...

  14. Spectrophotometry of Metal Nanoparticles

    16 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Chris Kaus, James J Marti, NNCI Nano

    This activity has students chemically synthesize gold and silver nanoparticles, measure the spectra of light absorption and transmission by these particles, compare these spectra to those of known-sized particles, and then estimate the size distribution of the particles they have made. By using...

  15. Celdas Solares con Tintes Fotosensibles (Dye-Sensetized Solar Cells)

    16 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Frank Fernandes, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo trabaja con la fabricación de una celda solar con tinte fotosensible (“DSC”, por sus siglas en inglés). Una “DSC” es, esencialmente, una celda foto-electroquímica; significa que una reacción química foto-inducida...

  16. Simulating a Controlled Drug Delivery System

    11 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Rebekah Ravgiala, NNCI Nano

    In this activity, students will learn about alternative drug delivery methods and then prepare a controlled drug delivery system using sodium alginate and glucose to mimic the behavior of a controlled release drug delivery system. The purpose of this investigation is to model a controlled drug...

  17. Efficiency of Nitinol Wire

    11 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: John Nice, NNCI Nano

    This lab activity focused on nitinol or muscle wires  which are shape memory alloys. These wires can be used to lift a weight up a height. Students will explore how the work performed lifting a load with the nitinol wire compares to the energy pumped into the wire by an electrical current....

  18. Nanofabrication Tools: Etching and Thin Films

    11 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Rano Sidhu, NNCI Nano

    This is a four-part lesson designed to help students understand the terminology, procedures, and equipment used to manufacture micro and nanoscale products. It helps them explore the processes used in nanofabrication including electroplating, PCB etching and etch time. In this lesson, students...

  19. Supermarket Science: Investigating Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    06 May 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Samantha Andrews, NNCI Nano

    In this activity, students will use mock gel electrophoresis data to identify some common organisms that have been genetically modified. Gel electrophoresis is a technique that separates DNA, according to size, using an electric field. Students are introduced to the process by watching a...

  20. Understanding Nanotechnology Size and Scale

    06 May 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Jody Jackson, Trevor Thornton, NNCI Nano

    This first lesson will be interactive with a worksheet that students complete as they learn. They will be introduced to a ruler that compares centimeters, millimeters, nanometers, and inches. Using this ruler, the students will measure various items in their classroom and hear about the size of...