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Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-nanotechnology
11 Jan 2017 | | 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 to medical devices. While scientists have created many life-saving treatments ethical concerns, such...
Mixtures and Nanotechnology
11 Jan 2017 | | 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 and Engineering (Stevens, Sutherland, and Krajick 2009). The first is Size and Scale or factors...
Right Tool for the Job
The purpose of this lesson is to encourage students to think about how using tools helps them gather information about the world around them. This is especially important at the nanoscale, where the objects are too small to be seen and the information we gather depends on the tools that we...
Introduction to Creative Problem Solving in Nanotechnology
10 Jan 2017 | | 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 using the Creative Problem-Solving format and serves as a method to encourage debate on current topics.
Powers of Ten with the Blue Morpho Butterfly
09 Jan 2017 | | 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 microscope (SEM) but images are provided if there is no access to an SEM.
Size and Scale - Learning about measurement
09 Jan 2017 | | 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 develop an understanding of how small a nanometer is in comparison to common objects. They will also...
Small Scale Sculpting
09 Jan 2017 | | 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.
Small Scale Stenciling
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...
Mar 31 2016
NSTA Meeting - Nano science and engineering education resources on display at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference
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...
NISE Net NanoDays Kit Database
22 Jan 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
This is a database of NISE Net NanoDays Kits, with links to information about the kits and instructional videos. This database was created in 2014 and there may be some additional content added...
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...
Using nanoHUB to Introduce Elementary and Middle School Students to Models and Simulations
25 Mar 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This is a combination hands-on and simulation activity that will teach middle school students about the function and importance of modeling and simulations in science and engineering while learning about three important carbon nanostructures: graphene, bucky balls, and carbon nanotubes. The...