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  1. Seeing Nano: Using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) to View Nano-size Objects

    02 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25289

  2. How Small is That?

    02 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25288

  3. 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

  4. How Dry am I? Exploring Biomimicry and Nanotechnology

    01 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25321

  5. Synthesis and Stability of Silver Nanoparticles

    01 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Brandi Childress

     The purpose of this experiment is to conduct synthesis of silver nanoplates and explore their shape stability that affects optical property (referred to as localized surface plasmon...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25325

  6. 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

  7. Using Modeling to Demonstrate Self-Assembly in Nanotechnology

    01 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rocquel Stanley, Nancy Healy (editor)

    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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25341

  8. Visualizing Crystal Structures: An interactive group classroom activity

    11 Nov 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Susan Gentry, Tanya Faltens

    Overview This learning activity guides students through the visualization of three-dimensional crystal structures using the software package Ovito. Students work in groups manipulating...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/25263