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Determination of Percent Oxygen in Air
05 Dec 2017 | Contributor(s):: Jared Ashcroft, NACK Network, Brandon Rodriguez, Isabel Bojanini, Ashley Min, Melanie Hacopian
The percent oxygen in air was determined using the reaction of steel wool with oxygen gas. Using a remotely accessible instrument provided by the RAIN Network, images and elemental composition of the steel wool and oxidized steel wool was obtained for use in chemical identification of steel wool...
Geology Mineral Lab
05 Dec 2017 | Contributor(s):: Jared Ashcroft, NACK Network, Brandon Rodriguez, Joel Monroy, Randy Flores
A laboratory that involves using Geology/Chemistry multidisciplinary lab techniques to determine the identity of an unknown mineral. The Remotely Accessible Instruments in Nanotechnology (RAIN) Network is utilized to help confirm identity of mineral using a remotely accessible Scanning Electron...
Jun 01 2017
Teaching Nano & Emerging Technologies Webinar - Connecting Classrooms and Researchers with the Sustainable Nano Blog
Seeing Nano: Using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) to View Nano-size Objects
02 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Samantha Andrews
Nano-size objects are smaller than the wavelength of light and because of this they cannot be viewed with a light microscope. Special tools are needed to see nanoscale objects, one of which is the scanning electron microscope. This activity will have students explore the types of images...
How Small is That?
02 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Jamie Ryan
This lab is designed to help students understand the size of nanoparticles compared to the size of other known quantities, such as a human being or a skin cell. After the size of nanoparticles is understood, the students will be challenged to come up with a way to “save” nanoparticles...
How Dry am I? Exploring Biomimicry and Nanotechnology
01 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Davenport, Nancy Healy
Through a series of activities, students will explore superhydrophobic properties of materials. This inquiry based lesson leads them through activities that has them compare and contrast physical properties of superhydrophobic coated materials with uncoated materials. In the process they will...
Using Modeling to Demonstrate Self-Assembly in Nanotechnology
01 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Rocquel Stanley
There are two activities in this lesson, the Fly Prison and the Water Maze. The Fly Prison is a hands-on modeling activity designed to introduce students to the area of nanotechnology and give them a basic understanding of how researchers build very small devices by the self-assembly of...
Apr 14 2016
NanoDays 2016 at Birck Nanotechnology Center
Learning about Surface Area and Volume Using "Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!"
05 Apr 2016 | | 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 grades and helps students understand events such as why a hot potato cools down quicker when it is spread...
Small Scale Stenciling: Mask Lab
05 Apr 2016 | | 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 are found in electronic circuits. The content is appropriate for students in middle school or...
The Effects of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimp: A Toxicology Study
05 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Sharon Haldeman Mierhofer, NNCI Nano
This lab is designed to help students understand the following: the interdisciplinary fields of science, a practical application of chemistry in the real world, and the need to carefully conduct experiments and evaluate data in a collaborative environment. In this experiment, students will...
Database of The Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSTA)
02 Feb 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Tanya Faltens
This database lists the 9 Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering along with the Learning Goals associated with each Big Idea. Instructors should refer to the NSTA publication, "The Big...
Nano Education Resources
18 Dec 2015 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Quinn Spadola, Lisa Friedersdorf
This is a database of nanoeducation resources that can be searched, filtered, and sorted. Resources are listed by topic area, grade level, core discipline, STEM content area, and resource type.
Exploring Thin Film Interference Colors through Simulation
04 Nov 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This resource will guide instructors and independent learners through the process of simulating the reflections off of a thin film using the S4: Stanford Stratified Structure Solver simulation tool. Examples of a freely standing thin film (a soap bubble) and a thin film of silicon dioxide...