Alice In NanoLand

NISE Network product
Description: 

What is Nanoland, and what kinds of curious things will Alice find there?

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a land smaller than small, where crazy nano pants and cabbage abound!

Based on Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this exciting romp explores the nano in nature and how phenomena at the very small scale affect our very big world.

Suitable for reading areas, story-times, or to augment a program. This children's book is available in hardcover and digital download via www.lulu.com. See Resources tab for links.

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Objectives

Big Idea: 
Alice in Nanoland aims to explain the basics of nanoscale science by using examples accessible to early elementary students.
Learning Goals: 
  • Nanoscale effects occur in many places. Some are natural, everyday occurrences; others are the result of cutting-edge research.
  • Many materials exhibit startling properties at the nanoscale.
  • Nanotechnology means working at small size scales, manipulating materials to exhibit new properties.
NISE Net Content Map: 
  • Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
  • Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
  • Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
  • Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.

Credits

Funding: 
Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
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Development Process: 

NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.