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Educators (K-16)

NNCI Teacher Resource Brochure

External Nano-Education Resources

 

K-12 Reference  Sheets

Biology Reference Sheet

Chemistry Reference Sheet

Genetics & Cell Division Reference Sheet

Nanotechnology Reference Sheet

Physical Science Reference Sheet

Physics Reference Sheet

 

Demo Guide and Information sheets

NNCI Demo Guide Easy demonstrations for outreach events

Information and Direction Sheets

Allotropes Exploring allotropes of carbon
Bunny Suit Bunny suit gowning contest
Edible Chips Making "chips" with cookies
Encapsulation A model for drug delivery
Ferrofluids Liquid magnets
Forces Surface tension and water
Forces Self Assembly Exploring atomic forces
Hydrophobic Facts Basic facts about hydrophobicity
Hydrophobic Exploring magic sand and other materials
Intro to Nano What is nanotechnology?
Liquid Crystals Exploring temperature and liquid crystals
Nanoproducts Exploring consumer nanoproducts
Shape Memory Alloys Exploring nitinol
Size and Scale A number line activity
Sunscreens and UV Radiation Information on sunscreens and UV radiation
Sunscreen Instruction 1 UV beads and sunscreen
Sunscreen Instruction 2 UV beads, sunscreen, and bracelet
Surface Effects How to make a faster reaction
Thin Films Exploring thin films with nail polish
AFM Tools How an AFM works
SEM Tools How an SEM works

 

K-16 Curriculum Materials

Lesson Name

Subject area

Grade level

An Easy (Bake) Approach to an Edible NanoLab General Science; Physical Science Middle
Big vs. Little – Micro to Nano General Science Elementary
Bigger is not always better General science; Physical Science; chemistry High
Biology Reference Sheets Biology High
Catalytic converters and Nanocatalysts Chemistry; Environmental Science High
CDs and DVDs as Diffraction Gratings Physical Science; Physics High
Changing Conductive Properties by Diffusion Physical Science; Chemistry

Middle and High

Chemistry Reference Sheets Chemistry High
Coffee Break with Nanoscience: Film Formation and "Coffee Rings" Chemistry; Physical Science

High and Undergraduate

Design Challenge: Incorporating Shape Memory Alloys into Rube Goldberg Devices General Science; Physical Science Middle and High
Electro-deposition of Copper on a Filter Template for Growing Nanowires Chemistry High (AP Chem) and Undergraduate
Electrodeposition Chemistry High
Electroplating Chemistry; Physical Science High
Exploring nanotechnology through Consumer Products General Science; Physical Science; Biology, Chemistry, Physics Middle and High
Exploring the Properties of Magic Sand Chemistry; Life Science High
Gelatin Microfluicics Chemistry; Life Science High
Genetics Reference Sheets Genetics; Life Science High
Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-nanotechnology Life Science; Science & Society Middle, High and Undergraduate
Hiding Behind the Mask Chemistry; Physics High
How Big is a Nanometer? Physical Science; General Science Middle and High
How Catalysts Work Chemistry; Physical science High
How Dry am I? Exploring Biomimicry and Nanotechnology Physical science; Life Science Middle
How Small is That? General Science; Life Science Middle and High
Introduction to Creative Problem Solving in Nanotechnology General Science

Middle and High

Is measuring an art or a science? General Science; Physical Science; engineering High and Undergraduate
Lab on a Slab Life Science; Chemistry High
Learning about surface area and volume General science Elementary
Lines on Paper Physics High
Magnetism and Nanotechnology Physical Science; Physics Middle and High
Making a Liquid Crystal Thermometer Physical Science; Chemistry High
Mixtures and Nanotechnology Physical Science; Chemistry Middle and High
Modeling Self Assembly (High School) General Science; Physical Science; Life Science High
Nanobacteria Life Science Middle and High
NACK Network Webinar on Nano education resources General science Elementary, Middle, High, Undergraduate
Nanomotors Chemistry; Physics High
Nanoparticle Pollutants Chemistry; Environmental Science High
Nanoparticles: Land to Ocean Life Science; Chemistry; Physical Science; Environmental Science High
Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals Chemistry High
Nanotechnology Poster General science Elementary, Middle, High, Undergraduate
Nanotechology and Cosmetics Life Science; Chemistry; Science & Society High
Noodling Around General science Elementary, Middle, High
Paper Diagnostics Life Science; General Science; Science & Society Middle and High
Physical Science Reference Sheets Physical science Middle and High
Physics Resource Reference Sheet Physics High
Pinch Test Chemistry; Physical Science High
Powers of Ten with the Blue Morpho Butterfly Life Science; General Science; Physical Science Middle and High
Properties of Fluids Physical science; Chemistry; Physics Middle and High
Quantum Dots Physics; Physical Science Middle and High
Reading and Analyzing Nanotechnology Life Science; Chemistry; Physics; General Science; Physical Science; Science & Society Middle and High
Right Tool for the Job General Science Elementary
Scale Models General Science; Life Science; Mathematics Elementary, Middle and High
Scanning Probe Microscopy: "feeling" what you can't see at the nanometer scale General Science; Physical Science Middle and High
Seeing Nano: Using scaning electron microscopy (SEM) to view nano-size objects General Science; Physical Science; Life Science Middle and High
Shrink Me General Science; Life Science; Mathematics Elementary, Middle, and High
SI System and Nanoscale Science General Science; Physical Science Middle and High
Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency: Comparing input power to output power of a silicon photovoltaic cell Physics High
Silver and Bandages Life Science; Chemistry High
Silver Nanoparticle Socks Life Science; Chemistry; Environmental Science High
Silver nanoparticle synthesis, spectroscopy, and bacterial growth Chemistry; Physics High
Size and Scale - Learning about measurement General Science Upper Elementary and Middle
Small Scale Sculpting Physical Science; General Science Middle
Small Scale Stenciling Physical science, general science Middle
Smart Materials-Shape Memory Alloys Physical Science; Chemistry Middle and High
Snake Oil Biology, General Science High
Solar Ovens-Understanding Energy Transfer Physical Science Middle and High
Sometimes we need big numbers General Science Elementary
Surface Area to Volume Ratio Physical Science; Chemistry Middle and High
Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Qunatum Dots Chemistry; Physics High and Undergraduate
Synthesis and Stability of Silver Nanoparticles Chemistry Undergraduate
Taking a Closer Look at Objects General Science Elementary and Middle
The Blood Glucose Monitor Chemistry; Life Science High
The Case of the Patent Pending Life Science; General Science Upper Middle and High
The Effects of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimp: A Toxicology Study Life Science; Chemistry; Environmental Science High and Undergraduate
The Metric System from Big to Small General Science; Physical Science; Mathematics Middle and High
The Micro and Macro Worlds General Science; Physical Science; Life Science; Mathematics Middle and High
The Water Race: Hydrophobic & Hydrophilic Surfaces Life Science; Chemistry High
Uncertainty Measurements and the Wavelength of Light Physics High
Understanding Wave Motion and Power Loss Physics; Physical Science High
Understanding Waveguides Physical Science Middle and High
Using Gold Nanoparticles for Bacterial Detection Life Science; Chemistry; Physics High
Using Media to Explore Social and Ethical Issues in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies General Science; Science & Society High
Using Modeling to Demonstrate Self-Assembly in Nanotechnology Physical Science; Chemistry High
Water Filtration and Purity of Water Physical Science; Chemistry; Life Science; Environmental Science Middle and High
Wet Etching in Nanofabrication Physical Science Middle
What's In Your Neighborhood? Physical Science; Life Science; Mathematics; General Science Elementary, Middle, High
What's the smallest thing you know? General Science Elementary
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