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Nanoleap: Student Journal (Teacher's Edition)
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This teacher's edition provides suggestions for using the Nanoleap Student Journal in the classroom. Nanoleap is a Physical Science journal that supports student investgation of forces of change and nanoscale.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
MCREL
Morrow, Christine
Ristvey, John
Date Added:
10/13/2009
Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials
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This course focuses on the latest scientific developments and discoveries in the field of nanomechanics, the study of forces and motion on extremely tiny (10-9 m) areas of synthetic and biological materials and structures. At this level, mechanical properties are intimately related to chemistry, physics, and quantum mechanics. Most lectures will consist of a theoretical component that will then be compared to recent experimental data (case studies) in the literature. The course begins with a series of introductory lectures that describes the normal and lateral forces acting at the atomic scale. The following discussions include experimental techniques in high resolution force spectroscopy, atomistic aspects of adhesion, nanoindentation, molecular details of fracture, chemical force microscopy, elasticity of single macromolecular chains, intermolecular interactions in polymers, dynamic force spectroscopy, biomolecular bond strength measurements, and molecular motors.

Subject:
Applied Science
Biology
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ortiz, Christine
Date Added:
02/01/2007
Nanomedicine: Gas Biosensors for Disease Diagnostics
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Nanotechnology is the study of technology at the nanoscale(1-100 nm) used to create functional materials, devices, and systems through understanding and control of matter at these dimensions. Nanomedicine is now being used to treat and diagnose diseases; we will be constructing gas biosensors to test for the change in resistance to the presence of acetone and isopropyl alcohol.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)
Date Added:
07/13/2021
Nanoparticles at Photocatalytic Speed!
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Student teams learn how water filtration systems that use nanoparticles and nanotechnology can remove organic compounds from water. First they learn about the role nanoparticles play in water filtration. Then they are introduced to the basics of nanoparticles and nanotechnology, focusing on the impacts and benefits this innovative technology has on our daily lives. Using methylene blue and methyl orange solutions, students test for the efficiency of photocatalytic nanoparticles to sanitize water. They expose a solution sample of water and methyl orange (the microbe indicator) with their newly-made water sanitation filters under UV light (sunlight) to activate the photocatalytic properties of three specific nanoparticles. They visually compare them with control samples to determine the best photocatalytic nanoparticle to sanitize water.

Subject:
Applied Science
Chemistry
Engineering
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Josie Zamora
Date Added:
08/20/2018
Nanosilver alters maize plant environment and growth
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This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:

"Nanotechnology has enabled numerous advances in communications, medicine, energy, and agriculture. But as the proliferation of nanomaterials ramps up, unintended consequences are becoming increasingly visible. A recent study examined the effects of silver nanoparticles on soils supporting the growth of maize. Findings revealed a 30% decrease in the relative abundance of members of the archaea community, which are important for nitrogen cycling in soil, vital for plant growth. Nanosilver also increased the abundance of certain possibly phytopathogenic fungi, possibly by eliminating bacteria that normally keep these harmful fungi in check. Finally, increased root growth seems unsustainable because it is probably caused by these stress factors, and not by beneficial effects. While this study was limited to relatively small, pot experiments, the findings suggest that the microbiome is an essential inclusion for studying the long-term effects of nanomaterials on the environment..."

The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.

Subject:
Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Research Square
Provider Set:
Video Bytes
Date Added:
11/12/2020
Nanotech Sensors
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Determine whether a given example of living thing is using the characteristics of life. All the living things are capable of doing respiration to break down the food into its simplest and smallest form such as CO2, H2O, Ethanol or Lactic acid.  

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)
Date Added:
07/08/2021
Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series
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Welcome to the Nanotechnology 501, a series of lectures designed to provide an introduction to nanotechnology.

Subject:
Applied Science
Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Purdue University
Provider Set:
nanoHUB.org
Author:
Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University
Joseph M. Cychosz, Purdue University
Mark Lundstrom, Purdue University
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Nanotechnology - Nano Sense (Student's Edition)
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These NanoSense Student Materials have been designed to help high school students understand science concepts that account for nanoscale phenomena, and the principles, applications, and implications of nanoscale science.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Schank, Patricia
Stanford, Tina
Date Added:
10/09/2009
Nanotechnology - Nano Sense (Teacher's Edition)
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These NanoSense Teacher Materials been designed to help teachers help high school students understand science concepts that account for nanoscale phenomena, and the principles, applications, and implications of nanoscale science.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Schank, Patricia
Stanford, Tina
Date Added:
10/09/2009
Nanotechnology Scavenger Hunt!
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Through a scavenger hunt, students are introduced to the world of nanotechnology. In the form of a competition, groups race to locate symbols that correlate to an answer to a general nanotechnology question. Each team receives paper slips with questions; the remaining questions are hidden behind QR codes. Groups need to answer eight total questions in the correct order. Because this is an intro to nanotechnology and its associated engineering, students need to use problem-solving skills in order to identify the correct answers. After the initial scavenger hunt, a brief class discussion explores advances in nanotechnology. Next, students work in teams to research different areas of nanotechnology as they create their own scavenger hunt games.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Carolyn Nichol
Christina Crawford
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Nanotechnology and Cancer Treatments
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Students learn about the biomedical use of nanoparticles in the detection and treatment of cancer, including the use of quantum dots and lasers that heat-activate nanoparticles. They also learn about electrophoresis a laboratory procedure that uses an electric field to move tiny particles through a channel in order to separate them by size. They complete an online virtual mini-lab, with accompanying worksheet, to better understand gel electrophoresis. This prepares them for the associated activity to write draft research proposals to use nanoparticles to protect against, detect or treat skin cancer.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amber Spolarich
Michelle Bell
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Nanotechnology and Water - Day 1
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This class long lesson plan features learning about nanotechnology by asking students to search for links and bringing the information they find to a class discussion. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)
Date Added:
07/06/2021
Nanotechnology and Water - Day 2
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The activity for high school students aims to display the importance of water quality and how nanotechnology can be used to help purify the water. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)
Date Added:
07/08/2021
Nanotechnology and Water- Day 3
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Day 3 of the Nanotechnology and Water lesson and Day 2 of its associated lab displaying how water quality can affect living organisms.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)
Date Added:
07/08/2021
Nanotechnology and Water-Day 4
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The activity for high school students aims to display the importance of water quality and how nanotechnology can be used to help purify the water.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)
Date Added:
07/08/2021
Nanotechnology and Water - Day 5
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The activity for high school students aims to display the importance of water quality and how nanotechnology can be used to help purify the water.Day 5 includes analysis questions that cover content from Nanotechnology and Water Days 1-4. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)
Date Added:
07/09/2021
Nanotechnology as a Whole
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Students are given a general overview of nanotechnology principles and applications, as well as nanomaterials engineering. Beginning with an introductory presentation, they learn about the nano-scale concept and a framework for the length scales involved in nanotechnology. Engineering applications are introduced and discussed. This prepares students to conduct the associated activity in which they relate the nano-length scale to everyday objects. At completion, students are able to identify nanotechnology applications and have a frame of reference for the second lesson of the unit.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Marc Bird
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes
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Parallel treatments of photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, aiming at fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale. Topics include the energy levels, the statistical behavior and internal energy, energy transport in the forms of waves and particles, scattering and heat generation processes, Boltzmann equation and derivation of classical laws, deviation from classical laws at nanoscale and their appropriate descriptions, with applications in nano- and microtechnology.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chen, Gang
Date Added:
02/01/2012
Perspectives on Ocean Science: The Beauty of Diatoms: From the Marine Food Web to Nanotechnology
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Join Mark Hildebrand on a journey from the open waters of the world's oceans to sophisticated genetics labs and ultimately to the incredible world of nanotechnology and marvel at ground-breaking applications he and his colleagues are finding for diatoms, one of the smallest and most important marine organisms. (49 minutes)

Subject:
Genetics
Life Science
Oceanography
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
09/09/2008
Photocatalysis for Clean Water
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Students will be undertaking several nanotechnology experiments to discover nanotech applications in their own lives and see its potential for the future.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)
Date Added:
07/15/2021