Students will examine the order of size of objects from the nanoscale to macroscale to visualize exponents and decimals, make size comparisons of objects, and develop an understanding of how small a nanometer is in comparison to common objects. This lesson uses the metric system.
Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. Discovery how nanotechnology found in nature may eventually be applied to make even the most mundane tasks like scrubbing toilets a thing of the past!
In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, learn how nanotechnology is being used to create new types of protective fabrics.
A short film comedically exploring the idea of invisibility cloaks and how this possible new technology may influence society.
In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, Mr. O compares sunblock containing nanoparticles to ointment.
Inside Science TV produced by the American Institute of Physics features videos on nanotechnology including: Nanotech Material Protects Against Most Liquids
Science rapper Mike Wilson AKA Coma Niddy has created several different nanotechnology videos. Did you know that silver has antimicrobial abilities? The same silver that is in jewelry can kill germs, fungus and bacteria. Some scientists have developed nano-silver which is even more effective at blasting away germs. Learn all about here at Coma Niddy University!
Nanoparticles and Brain Tumors is a series of videos and online activities for students in grades 10 – 12 and early college to develop a nanoparticle and explore its properties, and apply nanoparticle technology to assist in virtual brain surgery. Includes teacher guide and glossary.
This series of museum labels are designed for general use in your museum or institution to highlight existing connections to nanoscale science, engineering, or technology. NISE Net partners are already coming up with creative ways to use these labels to showcase nano. For example, you can make a scavenger hunt or special tour to encourage visitors to find all the connections! Additional templates (.doc and .indd) are also provided so that you can create your own signage and content.
This creative video from Science Alberta, explores the possible careers in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Their educational site, wonderville.ca, includes additional education videos, games, activities, and comics.