Talking Nano (6-DVD Video Set)

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Linked product - AVAILABLE FOR $34.99 AT: (FOR PURCHASE ORDERS: call 617.589.4483 or email us at This 6-video DVD set features Don Eigler, George Whitesides, David Rejeski, Eric Mazur, Tim Miller, and, as a bonus, The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show. It provides a basic Nano 101 introduction to nanotechnology, potential applications, implications, and impacts. Designed for classroom, informal, and professional development use, the videos are tightly edited with close-ups and illustrations. Each DVD is individually chaptered and menued, allowing quick access to particular content areas. The website includes a scene-by-scene outline of content areas and ties to U.S. and Massachusetts education standards.

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Learning Goals: 
  • The nature, origin, and range of nanotechnology
  • Understanding size and behavior at the nanoscale
  • Current and potential applications of nanotechnology and their impacts
  • Imaging at the nanoscale
  • Basic structure of matter
  • Harnessing special properties of matter at the nanoscale
  • Motivation for nanoscale research
  • Selected societal implications of nanotechnology
  • Selected consumer safety and regulatory issues of nanotechnology
  • How researchers conceive and conduct their efforts


Talking Nano was filmed at and produced by the Museum of Science, Boston, in association with the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (NSF EEC-0425826), the Harvard NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSF PHY06-46094), the Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, and the NSF Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (ESI-0532536).
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Museum of Science, Boston

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