The NISE Network program and activity templates package includes tools for developing educational programs: a lesson plan template, NanoDays activity guide template, slideshow presentation template, peer review guidelines, and Universal Design checklist.
Guidelines for creating accessible exhibits within the NISE Network
Diversity, Equity and Access guidelines for the NISE Network
The NISE Network program evaluation tools package includes guidelines and templates to facilitate in program evaluation
We've put together resources to help you promote your NanoDays event and other nano educational activities. A collection of NISE Net press photos can also be found in the Media - Promotional Materials section of the nisenet.org website. For questions regarding usage of the NanoDays logo or other marketing materials, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide to hosting an event that brings scientists and the public together in an informal setting.
Team Based Inquiry (TBI) Cohort (2014) organizations describe their evaluation capacity-building projects
In 2014, the Network provided an in-depth professional development training to 20 staff from 10 institutions within the network to fully learn and practice Team-Based Inquiry (TBI). Through this process, individuals learned and practiced TBI, conducted TBI on their mini-grant projects, implemented changes to their mini-grant projects, and wrote reports and presentations on their experience. The videos below are the institutions' presentations to the cohort about their own projects.
This guide is focused on “three big ideas” that can provide a framework to help museum staff and visitors feel empowered to reflect on the relevance of nanotechnology in their lives through open-ended conversation. The guide considers how new nanotechnologies may affect people and the societies they live in and create. The three big ideas are illustrated with related videos and hands-on activities and further explored through very brief case studies of three nanospecific technologies, providing further examples of conversations that might occur on a museum floor.
A Collection of materials science resources, activities and demonstrations developed in conjunction with NOVA MAKING STUFF PBS series. These outreach materials will enable educators and scientists to engage audiences in formal and informal settings and encourage appreciation and better understanding of our material world in the young and old alike.Invisibility cloaks. Season 1: MAKING STUFF: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter. Season 2: MAKING MORE STUFF: Faster, Wilder, Colder, Safer.