Resources for Educators

Educational Websites
Check the following link for access to the lastest websites involving nanotechnology that you can use in your classroom.


NanoScale Investigations--Free Software to Explore NanoTechnology
In this unique software you explore characteristics of viruses with the use of atomic force microscopy to figure out what is making a puppy ill. The program involves experimenting with the capsid to determine the shape of the virus, testing for DNA and RNA, and determining the size of the virus to make your diagnosis. This program is available free to educators and students for use in instructional contexts but is copyright protected for other uses. Go ahead and try it! link

NSTA Books

Extreme Science: From Nano to Galactic
Whether we are imaging microbes or mammoths, dinosaurs or diatoms, molecules or stars, people of all ages are facinated with the very large and the very small. New technologies have enabled scientists to investigate extremes of science previously unknown. An understanding of scale and scaling effects is of central importance to the scientific understanding of the world. In 2010, this book was a finalist for the Distinguished Achievement Award by the National Science Teachers Association!



NanoScale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12
Futurists predict that nanotechnology will be the next major scientific revolution with an even greater impact than the Industrial Revolution. Science will help your middle and high school students understand the big implications of tiny technology.


Accolades for the NSTA Books!



NanoDays: For Students, Teachers, Parents, and the Public!
Join us for demonstrations, laboratory tours, and research seminars. Each year thousands of students, parents, and families visit NanoDays to learn about cutting edge research.



Workshops for Middle School and High School Teachers

1. Size and Scale--Learn about size and scale from Nano to Cosmic

2. Nano and the Future

3. Ethics and Risks of Nanotechnology

4. Nanotechnology: Tools and Techniques

5. Unique Properties of Nanomaterials