Talking Nano (6-DVD Video Set)

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Linked product - AVAILABLE FOR $34.99 AT: www.talkingnano.net (FOR PURCHASE ORDERS: call 617.589.4483 or email us at nano@mos.org). 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 www.talkingnano.net website includes a scene-by-scene outline of content areas and ties to U.S. and Massachusetts education standards.

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Objectives

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
Nano Content Map: 
  • Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
  • Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
  • Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
  • Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.

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Funding: 
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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