Tags: K-12

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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 (1-20 of 72)

  1. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/2821

  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. 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

  4. Building Capacity for Nano Education and Outreach through Partnerships with Science Museums: Overview and Case Study

    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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/6187

  5. 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

  6. Coffee Break with Nanoscience: Film Formation and "Coffee Rings"

    28 Oct 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Irina Golub, James Marti

    This lab explores issues that engineers and scientists face in working with thin film i.e., dealing with two phenomena that work against them: cracking and the coffee ring effect. This lab will...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25215

  7. Creating Research Links between Science at the Nanoscale and Science Education

    17 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nora H. Sabelli

    This talk will address what is needed to reduce the gap between current science education and science education that incorporates the ideas in current nanoscience. The ability to manipulate matter...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/1098

  8. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/6123

  9. 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

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

    28 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

  11. 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

  12. Feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing

    15 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

  13. General Introduction to Nanotechnology

    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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/2619

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

    28 Dec 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

  15. 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

  16. Introduction to Nanotechnology - An "Elementary" Education Program

    07 Apr 2014 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Mark M Budnik

    Presentation for: Around the world, primary and secondary schools are challenged to implement appropriate programs for their gifted and talented students. In this paper, we present how our...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/20800

  17. Introduction to Nanotechnology: Implementation of a Cooperative Program for Gifted and Talented Elementary School Children

    07 Apr 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Mark M Budnik

    Around the world, primary and secondary schools are challenged to implement appropriate programs for their gifted and talented students. In this paper, we present how our community's public...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/20798

  18. Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

    24 Apr 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Hyung-Seok Hahm

    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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/2620

  19. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/5925

  20. 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