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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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PfFP Lecture 1: Energy and Power I
26 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 2: Energy and Power II
PfFP Lecture 3: Energy and Power III
Nano*High: X-rays, Lasers, and Molecular Movies
25 Sep 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roger W. Falcone
X-ray imaging is an excellent method to make visible what would normally be invisible - who hasn't had an X-ray at the doctor or dentist's office before? At the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab,...
Nano*High: Nanoscience for High School Students
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02 Feb 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Alexander S McLeod, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman
The Materials Sciences Division at the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory invites you and your students to Nano*High, a series of free Saturday morning lectures by UC...
Nano*High: From Atoms to Electricity: An Introduction to Nuclear Power, Its Promise and Challenge
02 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Brian D. Wirth
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Professor Brian Wirth from the UC Berkeley Dept. of Nuclear Engineering presents the basics of nuclear science, and discusses the technological...
Nano*High: Superconductivity, Trains and SQUIDs
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02 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Clarke
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Superconductivity is a unique phenomenon where the electric resistance of a material drops to zero. Until only a few decades ago,...
Building Capacity for Nano Education and Outreach through Partnerships with Science Museums: Overview and Case Study
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31 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Carol Lynn Alpert, NCLT administator
This session will present the background and theory behind these collaborations and
activities, provide examples, and address evaluative aspects. We will also touch briefly on
a range of...
K-12: Introduction to Quantum Wells
02 Feb 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David Beck, Mark M Budnik
A lesson plan for a 20-30 minute exercise for 4th and 5th grade Gifted and Talented students to explore the concept of quantum wells. The objectives of the lesson are:
* The students will be...
DragonflyTV Nano – Using the Power of Television to Introduce Middle School Children to Nanotechnology
15 Jan 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Richard Hudson, Joan Freese, Angie Prindle, Lisa Regalla
DragonflyTV is a PBS science series for children, broadcast nationwide and on the
internet. DragonflyTV models authentic science inquiry through
its unique approach: In each episode, ordinary...
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17 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Carl Batt, NCLT administator
There is an overwhelming need on the part of the research community to explain our
efforts in nanoscale science and engineering to the general public. To do so effectively
there is also a...
3D Molecular Models
26 Jun 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Nicholas Vargo
This animation was created as part of the Children's Museum Nanotechnology Exhibit to give the viewer an idea of what objects look like at the nano-level. The molecules range from something as...
Victor Veselago Interview on Nanotechnology and Photonics
26 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Victor G. Veselago, Phillip Fiorini
Nanotechnology and photonics interview with Phillip Fiorini.
Technology challenges of the 21st Century
14 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eugene S. Meieran
The 20th century was a century of remarkable scientific and technical achievement, as recorded in the National Academy of Engineering book, "A Century of Innovation". Three forces ("a perfect...
General Introduction to Nanotechnology
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24 Apr 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Hyung-Seok Hahm
This is an 80 second movie clip. The camera zooms in from a computer to molecules with a narration.
The design goals are
- Give a smooth introduction to nano-world
- Deliver ideas of how small...
Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
This is a 60 second movie clip with an introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM).
Design goals are
- Give an idea of what STM looks like
- Provide an overview of what STM does and...
Operation of Scannig Tunneling Microscopy
This is a 60-second movie clip with a narration of how Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM) operates. Produced by Eric Meyer, Imran Sobh and Hyung-Seok Hahm Beckman Institute
University of Illinois...
Nanotechnology and Visible Light
19 Dec 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Raymond Serrano
This submission is an undergraduate project by Raymond Serrano, a chemistry student at UTEP. Raymond has been a nanoHUB student for one year.
In addition to being factor of scale, nanoscience...
Molecular Workbench: An Interface to the Molecular World
31 Aug 2006 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Charles Xie
The Molecular Workbench software is a free, open-source modeling and authoring program specifically designed for use in science education. Powered by a set of real-time molecular simulation...
Nanotechnology in Biology
31 Aug 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Gardner
This is the first of two exercises developed by El Paso High School teachers as part of a two week workshop on nanotechnology education, part of the National Center for Learning and Teaching of...