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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 (41-60 of 61)

  1. Launch of a Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

    21 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): larry bell

    The Museum of Science, Boston, in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to form...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/1049

  2. A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

    13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner

    While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/1021

  3. Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) - Memory Cells

    03 Feb 2006 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    Scientists and engineers are looking for completely different ways of storing and analyzing information. Quantum-dot Cellular Automata are one possible solution. In computers of the future,...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/1006

  4. Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) - Logic Gates

    03 Feb 2006 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    An earlier animation described how "Quantum-dot Cellular Automata" (QCAs) could serve as memory cells and wires. This animation contnues the story by describing how QCAs can be made into MAJORITY,...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/1005

  5. How Can Your Educational Modules Contain Interactive Online Simulation?

    28 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    The Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) is a multi-university, NSF-funded initiative with a mission to lead in research, education, and outreach to students and professionals, while...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/833

  6. Embedding science and technology education into students' lifestyles and technology choices

    06 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Krishna Madhavan

    Learning experiences of the future will be multi-sensory, engage technologies and significant computational power continuously and invisibly, and will be completely engaging. The emergence of...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/831

  7. NCLT Seminar Series

    23 Nov 2005 | Series

    National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering. (NCLT). The mission of NCLT is to develop the next generation of leaders in NSE teaching and learning, with an...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/519

  8. How Semiconductors and Transistors Work

    20 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    This animation shows how semiconductor crystals work and how they are used to make transistor switches.

    https://nanohub.org/resources/486

  9. Molecular Beam Epitaxy

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    Microelectronic devices are made by repeating two steps: 1) Depositing a thin uniform layer of material; 2) Then using a photographic process to pattern and remove unwanted areas of that layer.

    https://nanohub.org/resources/448

  10. Scanning Electron Microscope

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    This resource describes a scanning electron microscope (SEM). It includes detailed depictions of how the electron beam is focused and used to create hugely magnified images of experimental specimens.

    https://nanohub.org/resources/446

  11. Scanning Probe Microscope Piezoelectric Crystals

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    In this resource we disassemble the piezoelectric assembly of a scanning probe microscope. At its core is a white cylinder of the piezoelectric material. If you look closely, it has a granular...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/444

  12. Scanning Probe Microscope Operation

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs) include Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STMs or STEMs). They are the only instruments in widespread use that can actually...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/442

  13. Fabrication of a MOSFET within a Microprocessor

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    This resource depicts the step-by-step process by which the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.

    https://nanohub.org/resources/440

  14. CNT_bands

    09 Sep 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira

    Computes E(k) and the density-of-states (DOS) vs. energy for a carbon nanotube

    https://nanohub.org/resources/cntbands

  15. NCN Overview

    06 Apr 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    This presentation is an overview of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) presented at the first NCN Student Conference in April 2005. It is intended to give students an understanding...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/1036

  16. What is a Nanometer?

    02 Apr 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Join Laura and Martin on a wild ride through the milliworld and the microworld to reach the nanoworld. Along the way, they discover how small a nanometer truly is.

    https://nanohub.org/resources/90

  17. Nano/Bio Connection

    02 Apr 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Nanotechnology is not just a topic for physicists, chemists, and engineers. Laura explains the important role of biologists in this field, and shows how they may help provide clues to molecular...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/91

  18. Scanning Probe Microscopes

    15 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Laura explains how scanning probe microscopes can be used to create images of small devices, molecules, and even atoms! A large-scale version of the scanning probe microscope is built out of...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/92

  19. Feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing

    14 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Martin and Laura have an interesting debate about the feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing. Can molecular assemblers be developed to create new materials, new devices, and even macroscopic...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/93

  20. Nanomanufacturing: Top-Down and Bottom-Up

    14 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Martin presents an overview of nanomanufacturing techniques, explaining the difference between top-down and bottom-up approaches.

    https://nanohub.org/resources/96

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