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Ithaca Loves Teachers - Fun with Nanotechnology

Fun with Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is an exciting new area of science that cuts across the physical and life sciences. It explores all the unique new properties that occur when you make ordinary things very small. Though it sounds complicated, it's really not, and even elementary students can see nanotechnology in action. With nanotechnology increasingly used in consumer products, it's an emerging field that by its very name excites interest in science.

Join us for a pair of programs to guide you and your family through some simple, entertaining applications of nanotechnology.

Monday, February 18, 1 pm - 3pm
1-3pm: Adding Nanotechnology Activities to your Family Science Night
Joyce Allen from Georgia Tech will present a workshop for teachers on simple and inexpensive nanotechnology activities that can easily be integrated into your family science night or into existing curriculum at all levels from elementary to High school. Several of the activities that you can include will be demonstrated and you will be given a CD that has a list of materials and all instructions needed for activities. Mrs. Allen, a retired science teacher, has presented this engaging workshop at national and regional meetings to teachers from 45 states.

1-3pm: Nanotech Fun for the Rest of the Family!
In tandem with the workshop, your family will enjoy engaging nanotechnology activities that are fun for young and old alike. We will entertain and educate your kids, spouse or significant other with nanotech tools & activities including a real scanning electron microscope, real nanotechnology products and a most amazing electricity demonstration ever.

Tuesday, February 19, 1 pm-3pm
1-3pm: Adding Nanotechnology Activities to your Family Science Night
Joyce Allen from Georgia Tech will present a workshop for teachers on simple and inexpensive nanotechnology activities that can easily be integrated into your family science night or into existing curriculum at all levels from elementary to High school. Several of the activities that you can include will be demonstrated and you will be given a CD that has a list of materials and all instructions needed for activities. Mrs. Allen, a retired science teacher, has presented this engaging workshop at national and regional meetings to teachers from 45 states.

1-3pm: Nanotech Fun for the Rest of the Family!
In tandem with the workshop, your family will enjoy engaging nanotechnology activities that are fun for young and old alike. We will entertain and educate your kids, spouse or significant other with nanotech tools & activities including a real scanning electron microscope, real nanotechnology products and a most amazing electricity demonstration ever. And you can join in after the workshop

Pre-registration appreciated but not required register online at: http://www.nnin.org/ithaca-loves-teachers-2013 or contact Rebecca Vliet (rlc12@cornell.edu / 607-254-4840)

We will also be distributing copies of Nanooze, our colorful and engaging science magazine for kids (www.nanooze.org). Nanooze is distributed in classroom packs free to schools as a science enrichment and reading resource. It is suitable for grades 4-12.

The Cornell Nanoscale Facility is a leading research facility in Nanotechnology and is part of a nationwide network of nanotechnology facilities know as NNIN. Through NNIN we offer a variety of nanotechnology activities and resources to enhance science education at all levels. A large number of classroom resources inclusion of nanotechnology in the classroom are available online at http://www.nnin.org/education-training.

CNF is located at 250 Duffield Hall, at the end of the 2nd floor bridge across the Duffield Hall Atrium. Duffield Hall is located across from the Stater Hotel on the Cornell Campus. All TCAT buses going uphill from downtown stop at the Statler Hotel, and all buses going downhill from the Statler return to the Commons. There is limited metered parking at the parking garage on Hoy Road, but public transportation is advised. Duffield Hall is a short walk from College Town. Lunch is also available at the deli in the Duffield Hall atrium.

Dates: 
Mon, 02/18/2013 (All day) to Tue, 02/19/2013 (All day)
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Ithaca, NY

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