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What is Nano?
http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1214515

This video provided by the University of Cambridge was created for the NANOYOU Project and is intended as a resource for students, teachers, and anyone interested in a quick introduction to nanoscience. Researchers are shown exploring topics such as light at the nanoscale, hydrophilic surfaces, nano materials in manufacturing products, and nanotechnology in the medical field. The video runs 17:39...

Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization - Activities
http://www.cneu.psu.edu/edToolsActivities.html

This animated activity is provided by the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization and is an introduction to microscopy, scale, and applications of nanoscale properties. The activity introduces students to some of the scientific tools utilized including: the optical microscope, scanning electron microscope, and the atomic force microscope.

Atomic Layer Deposition
http://molo.concord.org/database/activities/277.html

In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students "undertake a simulation of the Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technique, a CVD process in which two complementary precursors (e.g., Al(CH3)3 and H2O) are alternatively introduced into the reaction chamber, and build an atomic scale film." The activity itself is a java-based interactive resource built upon the free,...

Piezoelectric Effect
http://molit.concord.org/database/activities/279.html

In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students explore the piezoelectric effect, which is the conversion between electricity and mechanical motion. The model used in this activity shows this conversion and users can manipulate the model to change the voltage and observe changes to a crystal. The activity itself is a java-based interactive resource built upon the...

Nanomachines
http://molo.concord.org/database/activities/276.html

In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students explore the "many biological systems that can be thought of as tiny (but very accurate) molecular machines that use chemical energy to do certain jobs." Upon completion of this activity students should be able to interact with nanomachines; compare nanomachines to macroscopic machines; and determine what the...

Self-Assembly with Nanomanufacturing
http://molit.concord.org/database/activities/231.html

In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students learn the "necessary conditions for self-assembly (random motion and molecular stickiness), play with some example models of self-assembling biological structures (quartenary structures such as hemoglobin, fibers, and microtubules), and then design their own self-assembly structures." Upon completion of this...

Brownian Motion
http://molo.concord.org/database/activities/40.html

In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students will see that "when a small particle is surrounded by water molecules (or by other atoms/molecules), the resulting motion looks random. The particle appears not to move in straight lines. However, this apparently random movement is due to collisions with many other atoms or molecules, all moving in straight lines...

Video Lab Manual for Nanostructured Materials
http://education.mrsec.wisc.edu/271.htm

This website from the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison offers a series of videos on nanotechnology and advanced materials; each video explores science and engineering concepts at the college level. In addition to step-by-step procedures describing each laboratory experiment, the length of the process, chemicals used, and equipment...

Nanotechnology Now
http://www.nanotech-now.com/

This Nanotechnology Now website provides an introduction to nanotechnology, general information, images, interviews, news, events, research, books, glossary, and links. The site offers consulting, technology monitoring, and in-depth analysis, as well as up-to-the-minute news briefs, and breaking developments in the nanosciences. 

Genesis Education: Dynamic Design: The Cleanroom
http://genesismission.jpl.nasa.gov/educate/scimodule/CleanRo...

This Dynamic Design: The Cleanroom module helps students become familiar with the requirements and conditions of working in a cleanroom environment. "In this middle school module (grades 5-9), students will learn about the design specifications of the cleanroom and the requirements for working in NASA's cleanest room. Students will model the assembly of the solar collector wafers onto the array...

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