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Microcantilevers Learning Module

Module Description:

This learning module, from Support Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), introduces participants to the microcantilever. The module covers microcantilever "applications in micro and nanotechnologies, its use in sensor arrays, and how it works in both static and dynamic modes of operation." An overview of the various applications of microcantilevers is covered as well as a detailed look at chemical sensor arrays and atomic force microscopes. 

Module Contents:

This module includes ten instructor guides, nine participant guides, and three PowerPoint presentations. PDF and DOCs files are provided for each guide. The included instructor and participant guides include a pre and post-test, four primary knowledge informational units (PKs), and two activities. Instructor guides include additional content such as instructor notes as well as questions and answers. The module also includes a learning module map.

The learning module map provides information about the module including contents, STEM Standards and Benchmarks for Microcantilevers, and a map that is divided into the following sections: Important Steps, Key Points, and Reasons.

The Microcantilevers Knowledge Probe and Final Assessment are the included pre and post-tests. The Knowledge Probe is a pre-assessment used to determine a participant's knowledge of cantilevers and microcantilevers. The Final Assessment is used to determine a participant's knowledge after completing the learning modules. Each test includes 15 questions.

The four primary knowledge informational units include Microcantilevers, How Does a Cantilever Work, Chemical Sensor Arrays, and Atomic Force Microscope. 

The presentations cover the following topics: microcantilever applications, chemical sensor arrays, and how cantilevers work. The presentations include unit overviews, objectives, introductions, and summaries. 

For orientation purposes the 'App_CantiL_LM_MAP_IG' PDF is included as a separate attachment and offers a sample of the type of material included in this module.

Below is a list of the files included in the .zip attachment. The size of each file is included in parenthesis.

Microcantilevers (54 files, 57.2 MB)

  • Instructor Guides
    • PDFs
      • Microcantilevers Module Activity: Resonant Frequency vs. Mass Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_AC11_IG.pdf 3.1 MB)
      • Microcantilevers Terminology and Research Activity Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_AC15_IG.pdf 223 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Final Assessment Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_FAmc_IG.pdf 150 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Knowledge Probe Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_KP10_IG.pdf 153 KB)
      • Learning Module Map and STEMS Standards for Microcantilevers (App_CantiL_LM_MAP_IG.pdf 154 KB)
      • Microcantilever Applications Overview Primary Knowledge Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_PK10_IG.pdf 1.7 MB)
      • How Does a Cantilever Work? Primary Knowledge Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_PK11_IG.pdf 851 KB)
      • Chemical Sensor Arrays Primary Knowledge Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_PK12_IG.pdf 1.6 MB)
      • Atomic Force Microscope: Microcantilevers Learning Module Instructor Guide (Apps_Canti_PK14_IG.pdf 4.4 MB)
      • Microcantilever Terminology Instructor Guide (Microcantilever Terminology.pdf 194 KB)
    • Word DOCs
      • Microcantilevers Module Activity: Resonant Frequency vs. Mass Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_AC11_IG_Feb2017.docx 701 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Terminology and Research Activity Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_AC15_IG_Feb2017.docx 109 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Final Assessment Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_FAmc_IG_Feb2017.docx 86 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Knowledge Probe Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_KP10_IG_Feb2017.docx 84 KB)
      • Learning Module Map and STEMS Standards for Microcantilevers (App_CantiL_LM_MAP_IG_Feb2017.docx 42 KB)
      • Microcantilever Applications Overview Primary Knowledge Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_PK10_IG_Feb2017.docx 1.4 MB)
      • How Does a Cantilever Work? Primary Knowledge Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_PK11_IG_Feb2017.docx 690 KB)
      • Chemical Sensor Arrays Primary Knowledge Instructor Guide (App_CantiL_PK12_IG_Feb2017.docx 1.5 MB)
      • Atomic Force Microscope: Microcantilevers Learning Module Instructor Guide (Apps_Canti_PK14_IG_Feb2017.docx 2.9 MB)
      • Microcantilever Terminology Instructor Guide (Microcantilever Terminology.docx 100 KB)
  • Participant Guides
    • PDFs
      • Microcantilevers Module Activity: Resonant Frequency vs. Mass Participant Guide (App_CantiL_AC11_PG.pdf 1.7 MB)
      • Microcantilevers Terminology and Research Activity Participant Guide (App_CantiL_AC15_PG.pdf 141 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Final Assessment Participant Guide (App_CantiL_FA11mc_PG.pdf 143 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Knowledge Probe Participant Guide (App_CantiL_KP10_PG.pdf 143 KB)
      • Microcantilever Applications Overview Primary Knowledge Participant Guide (App_CantiL_PK10_PG.pdf 1.7 MB)
      • How Does a Cantilever Work? Primary Knowledge Participant Guide (App_CantiL_PK11_PG.pdf 838 KB)
      • Chemical Sensor Arrays Primary Knowledge Participant Guide (App_CantiL_PK12_PG.pdf 1.6 MB)
      • Atomic Force Microscope: Microcantilevers Learning Module Participant Guide (App_CantiL_PK14_PG.pdf 4.4 MB)
      • Microcantilever Terminology Participant Guide (Microcantilever Terminology.pdf 194 KB)
    • Word DOCs
      • Microcantilevers Module Activity: Resonant Frequency vs. Mass Participant Guide (App_CantiL_AC11_PG_Feb2017.docx 647 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Terminology and Research Activity Participant Guide (App_CantiL_AC15_PG_Feb2017.docx 45 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Final Assessment Participant Guide (App_CantiL_FAmc_PG_Feb2017.docx 84 KB)
      • Microcantilevers Knowledge Probe Participant Guide (App_CantiL_KP10_PG_Feb2017.docx 82 KB)
      • Microcantilever Applications Overview Primary Knowledge Participant Guide (App_CantiL_PK10_PG_Feb2017.docx 1.4 MB)
      • How Does a Cantilever Work? Primary Knowledge Participant Guide (App_CantiL_PK11_PG_Feb2017.docx 687 KB)
      • Chemical Sensor Arrays Primary Knowledge Participant Guide (App_CantiL_PK12_PG_Feb2017.docx 1.5 MB)
      • Atomic Force Microscope: Microcantilevers Learning Module Participant Guide (Apps_Canti_PK14_PG_Feb2017.docx 2.9 MB)
      • Microcantilever Terminology Participant Guide (Microcantilever Terminology.docx 100 KB)
  • Presentations
    • PDFs
      • Chemical Sensor Arrays (Chemical Sensor Arrays.pdf 3.7 MB)
      • How Does a Cantilever Work (How Does a Cantilever Work.pdf 4.4 MB)
      • MEMS Cantilever Applications (MEMS Cantilever Applications.pdf 5.4 MB)
    • PowerPoint
      • Chemical Sensor Arrays (Chemical Sensor Arrays.pptx 1.8 MB)
      • How Does a Cantilever Work (How Does a Cantilever Work.pptx 1 MB)
      • MEMS Cantilever Applications (MEMS Cantilever Applications.pptx 2.2 MB)
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