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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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Resources (21-40 of 107)

  1. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25620

  2. Mixtures and Nanotechnology

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen

    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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25624

  3. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25634

  4. Sometimes We Need Big Numbers

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen

    The purpose of this lesson is to help students visualize how small a nanometer is by relating the size to the numbers- millions, billions and trillions and then relating those numbers to how small...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25637

  5. Silver Nanoparticle Synthesis, Spectroscopy, and Bacterial Growth

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Pennsylvania State University

    Students will learn about the differences in physical propoerties at the nanoscale as compared to the same materials at the macroscale. The students will demonstrate the appropriate use of a...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25654

  6. What's the Smallest Thing You Know?

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Allen

    The book What’s Smaller Than A Pygmy Shrew? by Robert E. Wells helps students see that a pygmy shrew is among the tiniest of  mammals and that a ladybug is even smaller.  But in...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25629

  7. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25648

  8. Silver Nanoparticle Socks

    10 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Pennsylvania State Univeristy

    This lab will allow students to use the pure silver nanoparticles they synthesize to create antibacterial socks. They will compare their socks with socks that have been treated with a commercial...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25661

  9. Size and Scale - Learning about measurement

    09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): NNIN RET

    Students will visualize the order of numerical properties of objects from the nanoscale to visible scale using exponents and decimals. Students will make size comparisons of objects. Students will...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25524

  10. Small Scale Sculpting

    09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Marilyn Garza

    This lab is analogous with some nanofabrication processes. This lab will help students understand some of the challenges encountered while making semiconductor chips and waveguides, both of which...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25528

  11. Small Scale Stenciling

    09 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Marilyn Garza

    This lab is analogous with some nanofabrication processes. This lab will help students understand some of the challenges encountered while making semiconductor chips and waveguides, both of which...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25532

  12. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25537

  13. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25541

  14. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25547

  15. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25331

  16. Synthesis and Stability of Silver Nanoparticles

    01 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Brandi Childress

     The purpose of this experiment is to conduct synthesis of silver nanoplates and explore their shape stability that affects optical property (referred to as localized surface plasmon...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25325

  17. 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. ...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25328

  18. Uncertainty Measurements and the Wavelength of Light

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Chris Kaus

    This high school physics lesson is designed to help students understand how very small measurements can be made (even at the nanoscale) and how the accuracy of those measurements affects their...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25196

  19. Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency: Comparing Input Power to Output Power of a Silicon Photovoltaic Cell

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Oskar Cymerman

    This lesson is designed to help students find a measure of a solar cell’s power conversion efficiency, by studying output power (Pout) of a silicon PV cell and comparing it to the input...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25199

  20. Using Gold Nanoparticles for Bacterial Detection

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michael L. Falk

    This lab is designed to introduce students to gold nanoparticles and some of their applications. Students will create gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and learn the potential disease detection uses of...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25203