A list of introductory educational materials produced by the NISE Network for educators.
There are many resources in the NISE Network catalog that you may use to enrich your classroom experience (K-12 teachers). Free downloads of program activities and digital version of the NanoDays materials are available online Catalog. Many of the activities use inexpensive, readily available supplies. We are sorry, we are not able to send physical NanoDays kits to K-12 schools or to museums located outside the United States.
Nanooze is a magazine to get kids excited about science and especially nanotechnology; the magazine and www.nanooze.org website has been created by the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility, a project of the National Nanoscale Infrastructure Network (NNIN) with support from the National Science Foundation. Printed copies of Nanooze magazine are available free for classroom teachers!
Please email your request for copies to firstname.lastname@example.org - website available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The Nanotechnology Coloring Book and Answers sheet created by NanoSonic are available in English and French/Francais for free download from NanoSonic, an American company that designs and produces nanomaterials. It helps fourth-to-fifth grade students learn about the tiny world of nanoscale with line drawings, brief descriptions of the illustrations, questions and several exercises. The Answers sheet is provided for teachers and parents.
Teachers companion guide and classroom activities for the PBS TV series (K-12 teachers)
The Making Stuff Activity Guide contains four materials science activities to match the four-part NOVA TV series MAKING STUFF: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner and Smarter.
Troy Dassler's 12 minute TEDx presentation about how he came to introduce nanoscience into his elementary school.
Resources for middle and high school science teachers including hands-on activities and labs, an online course for teacher development and videos.These resources provide the opportunity to enrich classrooms with cutting edge developments in the field of nanotechnology.
Set of cartoon posters on the possibilities of nanotechnology developed by Jive Media Africa funded by the Department of Science and Technology through South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). Poster topics include water purification, cancer treatment, and energy. A learner handbook with classroom lessons and worksheets accompanies the posters.
By: M. Gail Jones, Michael R. Falvo, Amy R. Taylor, and Bethany P. Broadwell
NSTA Press Book, 2007
Member Price: $20.76, Nonmember Price: $25.95
Grade Level: Middle School, High School