This creative video from Science Alberta, explores the possible careers in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Their educational site, wonderville.ca, includes additional education videos, games, activities, and comics.
DragonflyTV Nano showcases kids conducting inquiry-based investigations, aided by science museums and university research labs nationwide. The DragonflyTV Nano series presents the "big ideas" in nanoscience and nanotechnology The accompanying website provides links to online games and activities, in-depth educator guides, and episode synopses.
Experiments exploring nanomaterials and properties. Find how nanofilters clean water, the size of a molecule of oleic acid and movement of molecules by diffusion. This resource provides hand-on activities, experiments, PowerPoints and hand-outs covering many topic in nanoscale science and engineering.
"Scale and Measurement" is one of the modules developed by AccessNano. It includes experiments, Power Points and activites to help students learn about scientific notation and the metric system; putting the size of things at the nanoscale into perspective and about the methods used to visualise things at the nanoscale, including microscopy and light diffraction.
"Biotoxicity" is an experiment that explores the antimicrobial properties and biotoxicity of nanoscale particles of silver. Students first produce nanosilver and then use the rate of respiration of yeast in the presence of different forms of silver to compare their biotoxicity.
"DNA Fingerprinting Activity" is a complete lesson with experiments and PowerPoint presentations that uses beads to explore self-assembly and DNA fingerprinting. Several experimental approaches to working with materials that are both too small to be seen and too numerous to be counted are covered. (Restriction Fragment Length Polymerization, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Short Tandem Repeat DNA Analysis, and gel electrophoresis.) This is a product from the NanoEd Resource Portal.
"Exploring Structures - DNA" is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a necklace of wheat germ DNA. They learn that self-assembly is a process by which molecules and cells form themselves into functional structures.
Host Ira Flatow focuses on various nano related topics and issues. Podcasts are available to stream from the Scince Friday website. Available episodes cover recent developments and directions for research in the fields of nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Topics include, imaging at the nanoscale, buckyballs, graphene, nanomedicine, computing, fibers, and electonics.