Nanoyou: Nanotechnology education resources http://nanoyou.eu/ Thu, 05 May 2016 01:20:49 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Thursday, 12 May 2011 14:09 - Educators: We need your feedback http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=723:educators-we-need-your-feedback&catid=37:take-part&directory=41 The NANOYOU project is reaching its end soon but the NANOYOU team is working on on finding a way to keep all the tools available online. The project has been highly successful and NANOYOU would like to thank all the schools, all the educators and all the students for their participation in the project.

European schools have participated -and some are still participating- in the NANOYOU project in different ways, and at this stage it is really important for the project developing team as well as for the policy makers to receive feedback on school activities in order to learn about the project's impact.

With the aim of gathering this feedback NANOYOU has developed a short questionnaire. We would highly appreciate you answering it, it will only take some minutes.We need your feedback to keep improving.

You can find the questionnaire here.

Thanks in advanced for your collaboration.

Tha NANOYOU team

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, 25 March 2011 08:56 - Nanoyou Tools http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=719:nanoyou-tools&catid=100:tools&directory=41 Material
Material Age 11-13 Age 14-18 Key words
Audiovisuals      
NANOYOU film Nanoscience, nanotechnology, nanoscale, nature, applications, future, scanning tunneling microscope, molecular machines,
Power points      
Discover the secrets of the nanoworld Nanoscale properties, seeing Nano, making Nano, nature, nanotechnology applications
Benefits and risks for developed and developing countries. ELSA, benefits, risks, developing countries, developed countries, medicine, energy, ICT
Posters      
Nanoscale Nanoscale, nature
How is nano special Nanoscience, properties
Nanotechnology in medicine Nanotechnology, medicine
Energy and the environment Nanotechnology, energy, environment
Nanotechnology and ICT Nanotechnology, ICT
Virtual labs      
Electronic Nose   Nanotechnology, research, biosensors, electronic nose, clean room
Bone reconstruction     Nanotechnology, research, stem cells, bone reconstruction, clean room
Hands-on experiments      
Superhydrophobic materials
Nanotechnology, nature, biomimetics
Gold Nanosensor Nanotechnology, sensors, self assembly
Natural nanomaterials Nanoscale properties, nature, food technology
Liquid Crystals Nanotechnology, sensors, self assembly
Virtual dialogue      
Antibacterial socks 11-13 / 14-18 Social aspects, environment, antibacterial nanoparticles
Nano toothbrush 11-13 / 14-18 Social aspects, environment, antibacterial nanoparticles
Nano sunscreen 11-13 / 14-18 Social aspects, health care, nanoparticles
GPS jacket 11-13 / 14-18 Social and ethical aspects, nanotechnology nanoelectronics
Nano coating 11-13 / 14-18 Social aspects, environment, nanotechnology
Future light source 11-13 / 14-18 Ethical aspects, nanotechnology
Role play      
  Social aspects, environment, antibacterial nanoparticles
  Ethical aspects, medicine, sensors, nanotechnology
  Ethical aspects, medicine, nanoparticles, nanotechnology
  Social and Ethical aspects, nanotechnology, nanoelctronics
  Social aspects, medicine, nanotechnology
  Ethical aspects, medicine, neural interface, nanoelectronics
  Legal aspects, biosensors, electronic nose
  Social and Ethical aspects, ICT, nanoelectronics
  Legal aspects, energy, quantum dots, nanoelectronics
  Social aspects, energy, environment, nanomaterials, nanoelectronics
Jigsaw puzzle      
Jigsaw puzzle Nanoscale, nanotechnology applications
Memory game      
Nanoscale, nanoscience, basic concepts, nanotechnology applications
Time machine      
Time machine Human needs, invention, innovation, nanoscale, nanotechnology, impacts of technology, telephone, light bulb
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Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:56:58 +0100
Thursday, 24 February 2011 07:31 - NANOYOU Schools’ Community http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=708:community-education-nanotechnology&catid=37:take-part&directory=41 NANOYOU offers teachers the opportunity to become part of the NANOYOU Schools' Community. Please check the instructions to register to the NANOYOU Schools’ Community in the PDF available on this page.

Becoming members of this community, teachers will have the opportunity to exchange best practices and learn more from their peers on how to teach nanotechnologies and nanoscience in school using the NANOYOU resources.

The pilot schools from all over Europe that have been working with NANOYOU over the last two school years have a special role in the community: they are ambassadors. As ambassadors they are ready to share best practices and their own experience in using NANOYOU materials in class and organising NANOYOU events. Anyone interested can get in touch with ambassadors through the NANOYOU ambassadors section of the community.

The community also offers a forum area for discussion between colleagues or with the NANOYOU team and a library area to search and share useful documents, pictures, videos and presentations.

In the NANOYOU School's Community you will also find the latest information on the activities organised by the NANOYOU team for the schools and a list of next events.

To register to the comunity click here and follow the instructions in the PDF available on this page.

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Thursday, 14 October 2010 08:07 - NANOYOU teachers guides http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=613:nanoyou-teachers-guides&catid=82:teachers-guide&directory=41 In the NANOYOU teachers' guides you will find information about the project and about all the tools and documents that NANOYOU has developed for the classroom. 

The teachers' guide includes instructions on how to use the tools as well as suggestions on how to organise different lesson plans devoted to nanotechnologies.

The guide for language teachers offers specific information for teachers that want to use some of the tools that NANOYOU offers in language lessons to engage the students in conversations.

Additionally, if you want to download all the tools available in your language you can do it by clicking on it: English German Spanish French Italian Catalan Greek Latvian LithuanianPortuguese Romanian Slovak

Licencia de Creative Commons

NANOYOU teachers' guides by NANOYOU are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available contacting ARTTIC.

 

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010 10:48 - List of the second generation of NANOYOU pilot schools http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=582:list-of-the-second-generation-of-nanoyou-pilot-schools&catid=81:pilot-schools&directory=41 The 26 new pilot schools that will participate in NANOYOU during this school year have already been selected.

The new schools are based in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Spain, Turkey and the UK.

The list of the participating pilot schools can be found hereunder.

 

Czech Republic

Střední průmyslová škola, Třebíč.

Mendelova střední škola, příspěvková organizace, Nový Jičín, Šenov u Nového Jičína.

 

Denmark

Teknisk Gymnasium Christiansbjerg, Aarhus.

 

Finland

Maunulan yhteiskoulu ja Helsingin matematiikkalukio, Helsinki.

 

France

St Louis, Chateaulin.

 

Germany 

Phaenovum, Lörrach.

Jakob-Fugger-Gymnasium, Augsburg.

 

Hungary

Bánki Donát Műszaki Középiskola, Nyíregyháza.

Kossuth Lajos Secondary Grammar School, Mosonmagyaróvár.

 

Italy

IISS “G. Peano – C. Rosa, Nereto.

ISIS Cavazzi Sorbelli Liceo Scientifico, Pavullo.

 

Portugal

Escola Secundária Francisco Simões, Almada.

Escola Básica e Secundária de Santa Maria, Vila do Porto – Azores.

 

Romania

Liceul Teoretic Piatra, Piatra.

"CALISTRAT HOGAS " National College, Piatra_Neamt.

Secondary School nr.2 along with Children's  Club Zimnicea, Zimnicea.

 

Slovakia

Spojená škola Martin, Martin.

Gymnazium Janka Jesenského, Bánovce nad Bebravou.

 

Sweden

Buråsskolan, Gothenburg.

 

Spain

Escola Gavina SCV, Picanya (València).

IES Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona (Catalunya).

 

Turkey

UPS Haluk Undeger High School, Istanbul.

TED Afyon Koleji Özel İlköğretim Okulu, AFYONKARAHİSAR.

 

UK

Eastbrook School, London.

Upton Hall School, Merseyside.

Battle Abbey School, Battle.

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010 07:01 - Become a NANOYOU school http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=552:become-a-nanoyou-school&catid=37:take-part&directory=41 During the 2009-2010 academic year many schools have been teaching nanotechnologies in their classrooms with a wide range of materials, including videos, online animations, games, workshops, virtual dialogues, and virtual experiments based on existing research. We welcome you now to be one of the pioneer NANOYOU teachers and get in touch with the rest of the teachers through the NANOYOU blog

The activities of NANOYOU will be based on three main areas related to the theme: Medicine, the Environment and Energy, and ICT. These fields have been highlighted because they generate a high level of public concern, are relevant to young people’s interests and are of great social importance.

The activities will be divided into two different age groups:
Students from 11-13;
Students from 14-18
These students will be reached through schools that decide to take part in NANOYOU.


Why becoming a NANOYOU school?

NANOYOU offers schools the opportunity to address European citizen’s poor understanding of nanotechnologies as shown in recent surveys. It is a great chance for schools and teachers to receive first hand information on nanotechnologies and to discover the opportunities and risks of this discipline for present and future scientific development.

Schools that take part in the project will benefit from many creative and interesting activities and materials for the whole classroom, namely:
- An introductory video, (about the effects of nanoscience and nanotechnology and their fields of application) and a poster.
- A virtual lab that will present current research through virtual experiments.
- A nanotechnology time machine game (this game will take students on a “time-tour” of human needs and show their past, present and possible future solutions) – age group 10-15.
- A workshop: “What is nanotechnology?” This workshop will introduce nanotechnology through games like nano jigsaw puzzle among others. A user guide will be provided for this workshop.
- A role play workshop: This role play game will present different dilemmas, in which students will choose the role of a stakeholder (e.g., worker, consumer, politician, journalist, environmental protection advocate).
- A virtual dialogue: This online platform will enhance students’ discussions on topics related to nanotechnology and they will be able to respond to each other through a forum on the project website.
- A blog: All schools results can be uploaded in the NANOYOU blog.

Teachers will be provided with training materials and guides for all the activities. Materials will mainly be online and free to download.

Participating in NANOYOU is a chance to teach and learn more about the innovative topic of nanoscience and to have the opportunity to re-vitalise teaching by bringing project-based learning into the classroom. The materials provided by NANOYOU will save time and facilitate the creation of lessons for teachers who are interested in teaching the topic, while at the same time allowing those teachers to decide how to organise their lessons and how and when to get involved.

NANOYOU is a project promoted by the EU, meaning that the visibility of the participating schools and the results of the project will be recognised Europe-wide.

All the interested schools are invited to register.

How to register to become a NANOYOU school:

To become a NANOYOU school you can register online here.

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Friday, 23 April 2010 12:45 - NANOYOU schools blog http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=498:nanoyou-school-blogs-nanotechnology-education-resources&catid=86:teachers-blog&directory=41 In this Blog you will find experiences of schools working with NANOYOU tools and you will be able to communicate with the teachers involved. Join to share your experiences!

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Monday, 19 April 2010 14:06 - List of the first generation of NANOYOU pilot schools http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=332:list-nanoyou-schools-nanotechnology-education-resources&catid=81:pilot-schools&directory=41 24 pilot schools have been selected as the first to launch NANOYOU into the classroom. These schools are based in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, UK, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey. A list of the participating pilot schools can be found hereunder.


Austria
BRG/BG Klusemann (Graz)
Borg 3 (Vienna)

Belgium
Institut Don Bosco (Brussels)

Cyprus
St.Theodoros Gymnasium (Pafos)

Denmark
Aabenraa Statsskole (Billund)

Germany
Jakob-Fugger-Gymnasium (Augsburg)      
Tannenbusch-Gymnasium (Bonn)

Greece
4th Lyceum Stavroupolis (Thessaloniki)

Italy
Istituto Istruzione Superiore G.Carducci (Ferrara)      
ISISS "Piana di Lucca" - Liceo Scientifico "E. Majorana" (Capannori)     
ITIS Marconi (Verona)

Latvia
Riga Purvciems Secondary School (Riga)

Lithuania
"Ausra" Secondary School (Birzai)

Portugal
Escola Secundária com 3º Ciclo Madeira Torres (Torres Vedras)      
Agrupamento de Escolas Eugenio de Andrade (Porto)

Romania
Dimitrie Ghica School (Comanesti Bacau)      
"Dimitrie Anghel"School       
COLEGIUL NATIONAL NICOLAE TITULESCU (Pucioasa)

UK
The Glasgow Academy (Glasgow)      
Smithycroft Secondary School (Glasgow)

Slovakia
Secondary Technical School Of Transport Kosice (Kosice)

Spain
I.E.S. Manuel de Falla (Cadiz)      
Colegio Pedro Poveda (Jaén)


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Tuesday, 14 July 2009 10:03 - One Day - NANO Happening program http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50:one-day-nano-happening-program-nanotechnology-education-resources&catid=39:school-programmes&directory=41 NANO Happening is a one-day programme. The morning session is focussed on providing balanced and up-to-date information about nanotechnologies, while the afternoon session continues with role-play activites relevant to ELSA concerns.

 

 

 

 

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
8:30–8:45 Welcome, preview of day
8:45–9:30 Video introducing the nanoscale, nano materials and nanotechnologies Video or computer with projector + instructional kit
9:30–10:00 Raising questions in order to motivate students about NT Board + instructional kit
10:00–10:15 Recess/snack
10:15-11:15 Temporary exhibition including computer based activities focused on 2-3 NT sub-areas, including actual/potential benefits and risks PCs (assumes adequate availability of PCs)
11:15-12:00 1st Workshop: What is NT? Board games (downloaded from NANOYOU portal + instructional kit)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:10 Introduction to afternoon’s program Cards and teacher instructions
13:10-15:30 2nd Workshop: discussing social implications through role-play
15:30-16:15 NANO-Hyde Park, with speakers’ corners: discussions/reactions to reports; conclusions/evaluation
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Tuesday, 14 July 2009 10:02 - Lesson modules on Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies http://nanoyou.eu//index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51:lesson-modules-nanotechnology-education-resources&catid=39:school-programmes&directory=41 Science teachers will be able to choose one or more modules from the following list. The first three modules are an introduction to nanotechnologies. Modules 4 and 5 discuss ELSA aspects of nanotechnologies. Modules 1, 2 and 4 require the use of computers, while 3 and 5 do not. Each module is designed to last 90 minutes, with two lessons of 45 minutes each, which is considered a necessary amount of time for significant learning to take place.

 

 Module 1: (90minutes) – What are NTs?

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
15 minutes Video – NTs – The future is here Video
20 minutes Discussion: Based on the video, how are NTs described? What do we want to know about NTs? Teacher instructions
30 minutes Information gathering group session – answers to our questions from virtual experiments

Computers – virtual experiments

20 minutes Workshop: What are NTs? Teacher instructions
5 minutes Summary

 

 Module 2: (90minutes) – What are NTs?

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
15 minutes Video – NTs – The future is here Video
40 minutes Virtual Game – Time machine Computers + E- portfolio
20 minutes Workshop: what are NTs? Teacher instructions
15 minutes Summary: what are NTs? Teacher instructions

 

Module 3: (90minutes) – What are NTs?

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
15 minutes Video – NTs – The future is here Video
50 minutes Workshop: what are NTs? Teacher instructions
15 minutes Group presentations Teacher instructions
10 minutes Summary: what are NTs? Teacher instructions

 

Module 4: (90minutes) – ELSA aspects of NTs

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
5 minutes Q&A what are NTs? Teacher instructions
30 minutes NTs virtual dialogue between students in the classroom – based decision-making activities Computers – virtual activity
20 minutes Presentations of different solutions Teacher instructions
20 minutes

Information gathering group session – answers to our questions from virtual experiments

Computers – virtual experiments

15 minutes Summary: do we change our decision based on the NT knowledge we have acquired? Teacher instructions

 

Module 5: (90minutes) – ELSA aspects of NTs

Time The activity Equipment and instructions
5 minutes Q&A what are NTs? Teacher instructions
50 minutes Workshop: Role Play (cards) Teacher instructions
20 minutes Group Presentations and classroom discussions on raising dilemmas Teacher instructions
15 minutes Summary Teacher instructions
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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=41 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=41 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

NANOYOU Training Kits by NANOYOU are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. However, this does not apply to some images used in this kit which are protected by copyright. Click here to view a list of these images. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available contacting ARTTIC.

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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=41 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)

NANOYOU Training Kits by NANOYOU are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. However, this does not apply to some images used in this kit which are protected by copyright. Click here to view a list of these images. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available contacting ARTTIC.

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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=41 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)


Experiments by NANOYOU are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. However, this does not apply to some images used in this kit which are protected by copyright. Click here to view a list of these images. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available contacting ARTTIC.

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