Northwestern University’s module-based educational materials are hands-on, inquiry and design-based units for middle and high school students. Based on materials science and nanotechnology principles, this interdisciplinary approach engages students, adds relevance to traditional curriculum, and has been shown to improve science knowledge for all students.
A wide range of materials from the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). NNIN provides lesson plans, resources for camps and classrooms, and teacher professional development opportunities.
By: M. Gail Jones, Michael R. Falvo, Amy R. Taylor, and Bethany P. Broadwell
NSTA Press Book, 2007
Member Price: $20.76, Nonmember Price: $25.95
Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Resources for middle and high school science teachers including hands-on activities and labs, an online course for teacher development and videos.These resources provide the opportunity to enrich classrooms with cutting edge developments in the field of nanotechnology.
In this TED-Ed talk, UC Berkeley biologist Robert Full describes the unlikely way he studied gecko’s feet and how these beneficial discoveries could eventually save lives. The Ted-Ed Lesson includes a short quiz to follow the video, and additional links that go deeper into Full's work.