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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. 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. 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...

  3. 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....

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. Mar 23 2021

    STEM Superheroes

    Meet a STEM superhero! STEM Superheroes work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our superheroes celebrate STEM by empowering and inspiring the younger generation. We hold monthly...

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  7. 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...

  8. Selective Microbial Control in Drinking Water Systems Using Bacteriophages Conjugated with Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles

    12 Jan 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Laurel Bingman, NEWT Center

    This whiteboard video is designed to engage K-12 students in high-level nanotechnology research. Bacteriophages have been studied for decades as a possible treatment for bacterial diseases. Now, scientists are trying to use them for the purpose of water treatment. Show students this...

  9. The Effect of Sulfidation on Solubility of Silver Nanoparticles On Water Treatment Membranes

    12 Jan 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Daines, NEWT Center

    This whiteboard video is designed to engage K-12 students in high-level nanotechnology research. Biofouling hinders water treatment membranes. Coating them with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) increases their antimicrobial biofouling resistance.  Unfortunately, AgNPs are soluble,...

  10. Exploring Powers of Ten

    03 Dec 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Joyce Allen, NNCI Nano

    Through a series of activities, students will understand why the use of exponents is important in science mathematics, and engineering as well as everyday jobs. The lesson serves as an introduction to the Powers of Ten Notation or Scientific Notation. Included is a homework assignment focused...

  11. Resolving Power – Seeing is Understanding

    03 Dec 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Edward Lawrence, NNCI Nano

    This lesson introduces students to light microscopes and their limitations in viewing small features and objects.  In addition, they will learn about more powerful imaging tools by understanding the principles of operation of electron and atomic force microscopes. As a culminating...

  12. Nanooze and Teaching Middle School STEM

    03 Dec 2020 | | Contributor(s):: carl batt, NNCI Nano

    This is a compendium of lessons that can be used to explore topics associated with issue numbers 3-16 of Nanooze.  Also included is a crosswalk of Nanooze and the Next Generation Standards for grades 5-8. Nanooze is designed for grades 5-8 and is considered a physical science publication...

  13. 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...

  14. Modeling Nanotechnology Project

    03 Dec 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Ayesha Denny, NNCI Nano

    Students will explore products that have been developed or enhanced by incorporation of nanotechnology. They will choose a product to investigate and then determine how this nano-product works, e.g. the science and engineering of the product.  Their final part of the project will be to...

  15. 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...

  16. "Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots" Supplementary Lesson Plans: Going Atomic

    15 Nov 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Susan P Gentry, Rachel Altovar

    Expanding on the pre-existing resource on nanoHUB: “Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots” this resource expands on the concepts in the experimental guide to give a comprehensive overview of materials pertaining to concepts and ideas within the...

  17. MODULE 3 - Structures: "Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots" Supplementary Lesson Plans: Going Atomic

    15 Nov 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Susan P Gentry, Rachel Altovar

    In MODULE 3- Structures in the "Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots" Supplementary Lesson Plans, crystal structures and systems are investigated. This module relates back to graphene and how its structure relates back to its unique properties in comparison to other forms of...

  18. MODULE 4 - Quantum Mechanics: "Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots" Supplementary Lesson Plans: Going Atomic

    15 Nov 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Susan P Gentry, Rachel Altovar

    The last and final module in the "Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots" Supplementary Lesson Plans, studies basic concepts in quantum mechanics such as quantum dots, band gap theory of solids, waves vs. particles, and the photoelectric effect. The activity for this module...

  19. MODULE 1 - Graphene: "Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots" Supplementary Lesson Plans: Going Atomic

    13 Nov 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Susan P Gentry, Rachel Altovar

    The first module in "Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots" Supplementary Lesson Plans, explores the material, graphene, how it was discovered, and the unique properties that it has. The activity paired with this lesson plan re-creates the famous "sticky-tape"...

  20. MODULE 2 - Sizes: "Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots" Supplementary Lesson Plans: Going Atomic

    13 Nov 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Susan P Gentry, Rachel Altovar

    The next installment of Turning Fruit Juice into Graphene Quantum Dots" Supplementary Lesson Plans delves into the concept of size and how materials and their properties may change at the macro-, micro-, and nanoscale. Activities include viewing images from a microscope to determine...