NANOYOU Newsletter July 2010
Subject: NANOYOU Newsletter July 2010
Send date: 2010-07-05 07:24:37
Issue #: 6
July 2010

Discover the secrets of the Nanoscale!

NANOYOU (Nano for Youth) is a project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission that aims to increase young people's basic understanding of nanotechnologies (NT) and to engage them in a dialogue about its ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA).

NANOYOU aims to reach young people aged 11-25 in schools and science centres around Europe and Israel.
Find out about the tools, programmes and training materials NANOYOU has developed »
Tool of the term
Discover the nanoworld with the NANOYOU film
What is nano? How will it shape our future? Watch the NANOYOU film to learn more about the Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies. The film is divided into five chapters that present in an easy to understand way several issues related to Nano: “What is Nano?”, “Nature’s Nano”, “Making New Nano”, “Nano Close Up” and “The Nano Future”. Each chapter can be watched independently and the concepts introduced can then be used for discussion. The film has been developed by the University of Cambridge and can also be seen on Vimeo and YouTube together with other videos created by youngsters.
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We are now looking for the next generation of NANOYOU pilot schools!

During the 2009-2010 academic year 25 pilot schools have been teaching NT in their classrooms with a wide range of materials, including videos, online animations, games, workshops, virtual dialogues, and virtual experiments based on current research. The second call for pilot schools is now open. Become a NANOYOU pilot school!

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Watch the finalist videos from the NANOYOU contests!
On 5-6 December 2009 six teams of youngsters participated in the NANOYOU video contest and spent a weekend working together with experts from different disciplines on the production of short videos on "Living in a 2.0 city". Now you can watch the finalist videos and enjoy the results of that creative weekend!

Also within the context of NANOYOU, students from ENSAG (École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Grenoble) participated in the workshop "Big Scale, Small Objects", where they produced videos under the theme of “communication networks in the city”. You can now watch the videos they produced online!

NANOYOU presented at the ECSITE Annual Conference
On the 5th of June NANOYOU was presented in Dortmund, Germany, during the Annual Conference organised by ECSITE (European Network of Science Centres and Museums). NANOYOU materials were received with a lot of interest within a session called "Education and engagement resources on nanoscale science". The aim of the session was to present and discuss several experiments, demonstrations and programmes designed for young people and educators that are being carried out at the moment, as well as inspiring future initiatives. Representatives from the European projects Time for Nano and NANO TO TOUCH also took part.
Tools in different languages
Most of the NANOYOU tools have been translated into several European languages and new translations will be coming soon. You can now find online resources in Catalan, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak and Spanish.

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Other resources
Access Nano
AccessNano is an Australian nanotechnology educational resource designed to introduce accessible and innovative science and technology into secondary school classrooms. On its website, there are several teaching modules available that relate to different areas of Nanoscience, for different age groups. They all include PowerPoint presentations, animations, videos, and experiments that can be done in the classroom to illustrate different concepts. Educators’ guides are also available.
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Other Interesting links
In BBC Radio 4's Small Worlds series, science writer Philip Ball explores the emerging science of nanotechnology, looking at current and future research and applications.
Sachiko Kodama is a scientist and artist who has explored the possibilities of ferrofluid in several of her art projects. On that page you will find information on her art works.
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