There are two activities in this lesson, the Fly Prison and the Water Maze. The Fly Prison is a hands-on modeling activity designed to introduce students to the area of nanotechnology and give them a basic understanding of how researchers build very small devices by the self-assembly of molecules. The Water Maze is a follow up activity to give the students a chance to practice and demonstrate what they have learned.
By: Shawn Y. Stevens, LeeAnn M. Sutherland, and Joseph S. Krajcik NSTA Press Book, 2009 ISBN 978-1-93515-507-2 Member Price: $22.36, Nonmember Price: $27.95 Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Resources for educators developed by the University of Wisconsin MRSEC. (high school level)
The NanoHub.org site hosts a rapidly growing collection of simulation programs for nanoscale phenomena that run in the cloud and are accessible through a web browser. In addition to simulation devices, the NanoHUB education page provides online presentations, courses, learning modules, podcasts, animations, teaching materials, and more. These resources help users learn about the online simulation programs and about nanotechnology in general.
Educational materials and presentations for STEM teachers and their students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Nanotechnology Summer Institute for STEM Teachers. Includes Powerpoint presentations, activity descriptions, and links to other resources.
This hour long classroom program introduces nano science and nanotechnology as a leading, cutting edge science with an emphasis on nano in nature, health, energy and the environment. The class includes a PowerPoint presentation, three minute video, nine self-guided activities set up as “stations” around the classroom along with a concluding, teacher facilitated class discussion. This program was created for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI) Outreach Unit.