Offsite Nanotechnology Education Resources
In addition to the NNIN generated resources available on this site, there are many excellent resources for nanotechnology education available on the web from other research centers with programs similar to NNIN's which may meet particular needs.
NNIN is not responsible for the content of these links.
- Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymeric Biomedical Devices at Ohio State University: Lessons that can be used in high school classrooms.
- Concord Consortium-Molecular Literacy Project and Molecular Workshop: Interactive simulations and lessons for biotechnology and nanotechnology.
- Cornell University Center for Materials Research: Teacher resources & lending library of experiments
- DiscoverNANO at Northwestern University: Nano101, history and lessons.
- Engineering –Go for It!: Lessons, activities, resources on engineering including nanotechnology.
- GeckoMan- a nanotechnology forces game from Northeastern University. http://www.northeastern.edu/chn/geckoman/
- Institute for Chemistry Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison: Lessons for the K-12 science classrooms & after school groups.
- Inspire STEM Education: A website from our education partner, Hitachi America. Contains information primarily related to scanning electron microscopy including a cartoon booklet on SEM ,lesson plans , and information on how you can BORROW a scanning electron microscope for your classroom
- Materials World Modules and National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science & Engineering: Instructional materials & video broadcasts
- Molecularium:Teacher Guide & “Kid’s site” about the atomic world—From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- MRSEC at University of Wisconsin-Madison: A variety of kits and resources focused on nanoscale science and engineering, including societal and environmental issues.
- Nanokids from Rice University: Nanokids is a series of 12 self-contained nanoscale science an technology lessons for grades 6-12.
- NanoLeap: Two units, one physical science and one chemistry that promote interdisciplinary nanoscale core concepts.
- Nanoscience Instruments: Downloads, scanning probe microscope animation gallery, online simulations,
- NanoSense: Lesson plans and activities designed for teaching nanoscience at the high school level
- Nanozone at the Lawrence Hall of Science: Interactive games, videos, scale, and meet a scientist—in the Nanozone!
- National Cancer Institute: Resource information on nanotechnology in cancer treatment.
- National Nanotechnology Initiative: NNI (not to be confused with NNIN) is the overarching program encompassing all U.S. government nanotechnology activites. This site has an Education Center link which provides information for K-12 students and teachers.
- NISE Net: Nanoscale Informal Science Network—NISE Net is focused on Informal Science Education, e.g. via museums and public events. The site contains Interesting articles, images and a catalog of activities developed by NISE Net that are suitable for classroom and public events. Selected activities are available in Spanish
- ScienceCentral, Inc: Information and videos on current research, including nanotechnology. http://www.sciencentral.com
- Science Museum UK Online: Information about nanotechnology and how scientists are using it to improve our daily lives. Includes an interactive game.
- Try Nano: Resources, lessons, general information.
- UCLA: California Nanosytems Institute - High School nanoscience program with lessons.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: CEMMS: Online labs that include nano-silver, gold and investigating chocolate.
- Vega Science Trust, England: Videos on a range of science topics including nanotechnology & how it will change the world. Includes interviews with Nobel Prize winners
- Project on Emerging Nanotechnology at Woodrow Wilson International Center: This site contains many resources related to society and the safe development of nanotechnology. The site also has a list of currently available consumer products.
- Virtual Lab-University of Virginia: Interactive animations on nanotechnology related topics including Atomic Force Microscopes, Scanning tunneling Microscopes, Transistors, Integrated Circuits, CD/DVD Players, DNA