K-12 Resources

Introductory Materials

Introductory Materials

A list of introductory educational materials produced by the NISE Network for educators.

NISE Network Catalog

NISE Network Catalog

There are many resources in the NISE Network catalog that you may use to enrich your classroom experience (K-12 teachers). Free downloads of program activities and digital version of the NanoDays materials are available online Catalog. Many of the activities use inexpensive, readily available supplies. We are sorry, we are not able to send physical NanoDays kits to K-12 schools or to museums located outside the United States.

Nanooze magazine

Nanooze magazine

Nanooze is a magazine to get kids excited about science and especially nanotechnology; the magazine and www.nanooze.org website has been created by the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility, a project of the National Nanoscale Infrastructure Network (NNIN) with support from the National Science Foundation. Printed copies of Nanooze magazine are available free for classroom teachers!
Please email your request for copies to info@nanooze.org - website available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Nanotechnology Coloring Book

Nanotechnology Coloring Book

The Nanotechnology Coloring Book and Answers sheet created by NanoSonic are available in English and French/Francais for free download from NanoSonic, an American company that designs and produces nanomaterials. It helps fourth-to-fifth grade students learn about the tiny world of nanoscale with line drawings, brief descriptions of the illustrations, questions and several exercises. The Answers sheet is provided for teachers and parents.

PBS DragonflyTV Nano Educator’s Guide

PBS DragonflyTV Nano Educator’s Guide

Teachers companion guide and classroom activities for the PBS TV series (K-12 teachers)

NOVA: Making Stuff

NOVA: Making Stuff

The Making Stuff Activity Guide contains four materials science activities to match the four-part NOVA TV series MAKING STUFF: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner and Smarter.

Nanoscience in Elementary Schools

Nanoscience in Elementary Schools

Troy Dassler's 12 minute TEDx presentation about how he came to introduce nanoscience into his elementary school.

Rice University Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology

Rice University Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology

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.

Nanotechnology World of Possibilities Cartoon Posters

Nanotechnology World of Possibilities Cartoon Posters

Set of cartoon posters on the possibilities of nanotechnology developed by Jive Media Africa funded by the Department of Science and Technology through South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). Poster topics include water purification, cancer treatment, and energy. A learner handbook with classroom lessons and worksheets accompanies the posters.

Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12

Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12

By: M. Gail Jones, Michael R. Falvo, Amy R. Taylor, and Bethany P. Broadwell
NSTA Press Book, 2007
ISBN 978-1-93353-105-2
Member Price: $20.76, Nonmember Price: $25.95
Grade Level: Middle School, High School

NNIN Education Portal

NNIN Education Portal

Materials from the National Nano Infrastructure Network (NNIN) supported by NSF (high school and middle school level)

NanoTeach

NanoTeach

Professional development for teachers (high school level)

nanotecKnowledgy

nanotecKnowledgy

NSF-funded program offers courses and free workshops for middle school and high school teachers as well as online lesson plans.

Materials Microworld

Materials Microworld

Northwestern university’s module-based educational materials (high school level)

Exploring the Nano World

Exploring the Nano World

Resources for educators developed by the University of Wisconsin MRSEC, supported by NSF (high school level)

NanoEd

NanoEd

A repository for teaching materials managed by the National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering supported by NSF (high school level)

Access Nano

Access Nano

AccessNano provides teachers with ready-to-use teaching modules designed to fit Australian curricula for middle and high school.

NanoSense

NanoSense

Teaching units on nanoscale science and technology including background materials directions and assessments.

Nanooze magazine

Nanooze magazine

Nanooze is a magazine to get kids excited about science and especially nanotechnology; the magazine and www.nanooze.org website has been created by the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility, a project of the National Nanoscale Infrastructure Network (NNIN) with support from the National Science Foundation. Printed copies of Nanooze magazine are available free for classroom teachers!
Please email your request for copies to info@nanooze.org - website available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Nanotechnology Class Materials

Nanotechnology Class Materials

Educational Materials from the UMass-Amherst Summer Institute

NanoHub Nanotechnology 101

NanoHub Nanotechnology 101

A series of lectures designed to provide an undergraduate-level introduction to nanotechnology. In contrast, the Nanotechnology 501 series offers lectures for the graduate-level and professional audiences.

NanoHub Nanotechnology 501

NanoHub Nanotechnology 501

A series of lectures designed to provide an graduate-level introduction to nanotechnology.

Nano4me

Nano4me

Classroom presentation slideshows, laboratories, and multimedia developed by Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK Center) at the Penn State College of Engineering

NISE Network Catalog

NISE Network Catalog

There are many resources in the NISE Network catalog that you may use to enrich your classroom experience (K-12 teachers). Free downloads of program activities and digital version of the NanoDays materials are available online Catalog. Many of the activities use inexpensive, readily available supplies. We are sorry, we are not able to send physical NanoDays kits to K-12 schools or to museums located outside the United States.

WhatIsNano.org public website

WhatIsNano.org public website

Public website with links to videos, introductory materials, audio podcasts, games and do-it-yourself DIY activities about nano science, engineering, and technology.

Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12

Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12

By: M. Gail Jones, Michael R. Falvo, Amy R. Taylor, and Bethany P. Broadwell
NSTA Press Book, 2007
ISBN 978-1-93353-105-2
Member Price: $20.76, Nonmember Price: $25.95
Grade Level: Middle School, High School

The Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering: A Guidebook for Secondary Teachers

The Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science and Engineering: A Guidebook for Secondary Teachers

By: Shawn Y. Stevens, LeeAnn M. Sutherland, and Joseph S. Krajcik
NSTA Press Book, 2009
ISBN 978-1-93515-507-2
Member Price: $22.36, Nonmember Price: $27.95
Grade Level: Middle School, High School

Welcome to Nanoscience: Interdisciplinary Environmental Explorations, Grades 9–12

Welcome to Nanoscience: Interdisciplinary Environmental Explorations, Grades 9–12

By: Andrew S. Madden, Michael F. Hochella Jr., George E. Glasson, Julie R. Grady, Tracy L. Bank, André M. Green, Mary A. Norris, Andrew N. Hurst, and Susan C. Eriksson
NSTA Press Book, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-936137-32-9
Member Price: $20.76
Nonmember Price: $25.95
Grade Level: High School

 

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