Nano Scale
Welcome and Introductions.
Welcome, Orientation,, Registration, Introductions.
Evaluation
Evaluation Pre test.
An early essay on Nanotechnology was by Richard Feynman. There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom.
Conceptualizing the size of the nano world
Size and Scale
Got Nano (Introduction to the nanoworld.)
Sizing Up : Make each nanometer a millimeter.
How big is Small: Measure the length of a molecule of oleic acid. By Eric Muller.
Surface area to volume ratio
Shrinking Cubes: Cut clay cubes into smaller cubes and investigate surface area and volume.
Reaction Rate and grain size: Nanoeffervescence Seltzer tablet in film can popping. Use half a tablet in each can one whole one ground.
A second version in an open container comes from nano days Reaction rates
Electrostatic Styrofoam: Investigate how surface electrical forces compete with bulk gravity forces.
NNIN
The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure program has an educational portal
http://www.nnin.org/nnin_edu.html
Here is an exploration from NNIN.
Place objects on a number line by size.
Cut a meter line in half over and over and try to reach a nanometer.
Size Matters Student The student version.
Lori Lambertson's Introduction to nanometers
Metric measurement, powers of a thousandth.
Visualizing nanometers, Fingernail growth is a nm/s Math Root
NISEnet
A great resource for nano explorations is NISEnet http://www.nisenet.org/
A wonderful collection of nano object images from NISEnet is available here: http://www.nisenet.org/viz_lab/imagecollection
Tremendous posters showing continuous zooms into the human bloodstream, a butterfly wing, and a computer chip. http://www.nisenet.org/viz_lab/illustrations
A simple scale ladder is available as a pdf here: http://www.nisenet.org/viz_lab/diagrams
Podcasts all about nano are available here http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/media/smalltalk_podcasts
Nano object of the day
Nano Fabric /Nasturtium Leaves
Experiments with nanotex, the nanofabric
http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/programs/exploringmaterialsnanofabrics nanodays exploration of nano fabrics.
NanoDays exploration of nanofabric
Poster Sessions  reception tea time.
Purpose for teachers is to create a display, poster, or collection of artifacts that helps everyone understand what their teaching situation is like, especially any opportunities for teaching nanoscience concepts and the challenges that might need to be addressed.
Nanoscience curriculum developers and teacher professional developers bring in a poster that describes their programs and also presents challenges that have encountered when disseminating their work into formal education settings.
Additional Materials
2. Logarithmic scaling and powers of 1000
Place cards representing objects along a logarithmic line of size.
MR Diagram, Plot the sizes of every known thing in the Universe
Metric Prefixes, How to use metric prefixes.
Phenolphthalein agar blocks
Double the Doggy
CU at the Bottom, Float thin copper wires on water.
Making the Cut, How many cutsinhalf does it take to reduce a meter to a nanometer?
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty 

7 April 2010 