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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Right Tool for the Job

    11 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Joyce Palmer Allen

    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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. Small Scale Stenciling

    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.

  9. 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...

  10. Mar 31 2016

    NSTA Meeting - Nano science and engineering education resources on display at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference

    The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office will be showcasing multiple educational resources for teachers, including the Nano Education Resources portal on nanoHUB, Institute for Chemical...

    https://nanohub.org/events/details/1442

  11. Database of The Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSTA)

    02 Feb 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):

    By Tanya Faltens

    Purdue University

    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...

    https://nanohub.org/publications/123/?v=1

  12. NISE Net NanoDays Kit Database

    22 Jan 2016 | Datasets | Contributor(s):

    By Tanya Faltens

    Purdue University

    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...

    https://nanohub.org/publications/122/?v=1

  13. 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...

  14. 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...