Nanoyou: Nanotechnology education resources http://nanoyou.eu/ Thu, 05 May 2016 01:24:04 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Tuesday, 14 July 2009 10:01 - About the training kit http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52:about-the-training-kit-nanotechnology-education-resources&catid=38:teacher-training-kits&directory=79 The training kit has been specifically developed to provide teachers with educational material that help them inform, motivate and inspire young people about nanotechnologies and their applications. It will allow teachers to develop a balanced syllabus containing both theoretical and experimental components to suit the various student levels and educational approaches of participating schools.

Materials are organised in self-contained modules that offer increased flexibility throughout the development of the course. Moreover, a case study approach provides teachers with practical applications and examples to discuss in class. 

The teacher's training kit contains two main theoretical modules -that focus on the fundamental concepts in nanoscience and nanotechnologies and on NT applications- and an experimental module with experiments that exemplify some of the concepts in the theoretical modules. 

The modules include background materials, literature and specific case studies, as well as ideas on how to integrate nanoscience and nanotechnologies concepts in the science curricula. Topics that deal with the ethical, societal, legal and safety aspects of nanotechnologies are also included in order to help teachers encourage class debates on these topics.

Separate kits are available for the 11-13 and 14-18 age group classes, where language, communication methods, examples and content take into account the age of students.

Training kits are available free to download from the NANOYOU portal.

You can find more information on the teachers training kit in the document below.

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Monday, 13 July 2009 00:00 - Part 1: Fundamental concepts in nanoscience and nanotechnologies http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=188:part-1-fundamental-concepts-in-nanoscience-and-nanotechnologies-nanotechnology-education-resources&catid=38:teacher-training-kits&directory=79 The first part of the training kit covers the fundamental concepts in nanoscience and nanotechnologies and is organised in the seven chapters -which are available to download below:

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies
  • Chapter 2 - Nanoscience in Nature
  • Chapter 3 - History of Nanotechnologies
  • Chapter 4 - Fundamental "Nano-effects"
  • Chapter 5 - Overview of Nanomaterials
  • Chapter 6 - Characterization Methods
  • Chapter 7 - Fabrication Methods

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Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00 - Part 2: Applications of nanotechnologies http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=189:part-2-applications-of-nanotechnologies-nanotechnology-education-resources&catid=38:teacher-training-kits&directory=79 The second part of the training kit covers the applications of nanotechnologies and is organised in the following four chapters -which are available to download below:

  • Chapter 1 - Application of nanotechnologies: Medicine and Healthcare
  • Chapter 2 - Application of nanotechnologies: Environment
  • Chapter 3 - Application of nanotechnologies: Energy
  • Chapter 4 - Application of nanotechnologies: Information and communication technologies (ICT)

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Thursday, 09 July 2009 00:00 - Experiment Module http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=194:experiment-module&catid=38:teacher-training-kits&directory=79 The experiment module includes four laboratory experiments that exemplify some of the concepts of the Part 1 and 2 of the training kit.

Each experiment includes background reading for teachers and a protocol, as well as background reading for students, laboratory worksheets and videos. Some of the documents are available adapted to two age ranges.

All the documents are available to download at the Nano Lab section.

Experiment A - Natural nanomaterials (relates to Part 1, chapter 2) 

Experiment B - Liquid crystals (relates to Part 1, chapter 5)

Experiment C - Colorimetric gold nanosensors (relates to Part 2, chapter 1)

Experiment D - Superhydrophobic materials (relates to Part 2, chapter 2 and chapter 3)


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