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.
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.
“Nanotech and Consumer Products” is a public presentation that introduces audiences to the growing role of nanotechnology in making consumer products, and encourages them to consider the potential environmental and health risks.
During the presentation, visitors are guided through questions such as: What is nanotechnology, why does it matter, and where is it happening? How are nanomaterials being used in a growing number of consumer products that are available on the market today? What is known about the long-term environmental and health risks of nanotechnology, and how might the increased use of consumer products that are made through nanotechnology affect the environment? What might be done to address potential environmental and health concerns from nanotechnology, given the lack of a formal regulatory structure for consumer products in the United States?
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) created a 6 episode podcast series focused on exciting research and applications in nanotechnology. The podcasts are hosted by Washington DC science reporter Karen Schmidt and cover topics including, nanomedicine, energy, clean water, and synthetic biology. You can stream or download all 6 episodes from the PEN media website.
Here is a curated selection of TEDTalks that relate to current nano science, technology, and engineering. From future medical applications to clean water, these videos give a voice and face to nano research. The resources section contains links to talks hosted at TED.com.
An overview of nanotechnology developed by IEEE, IBM, and the New York Hall of Science. The website includes information on materials and applications, interviews with nanotechnology experts, and extensive online resources such as lesson plans, games, and images.
The Time for Nano project is an EU based consortium. The website contains information on the benefits and risks related to nanoscale research, engineering and technology and links to informal education products and activities.
Strange Matter is a traveling exhibition developed by the Ontario Science Center and presented by the Materials Research Society with the support of the National Science Foundation. Over a dozen hands-on experiences and exhibits give you a close encounter with the amazing world of modern materials and materials science. Two versions of the exhibition are available to tour, 6,000 square foot and 1,500 - 2,000 square foot.