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Introducing Nanotechnology in the Pre-College Classroom

Center researchers worked with teachers, administrators, and researchers on the development of an innovative module that introduces nanotechnology in the pre-college classroom.

The module
was designed to supplement existing science and math curricula, and introduce nanoscale science through unique design challenges and a collaborative team approach.

Field testing demonstrated that the module helps students develop inquiry skills, and learn how to conduct a quantitative, hands-on laboratory investigation. Students are also challenged to investigate the societal impact of science and technology

.The module was completed in 2007 and is being disseminated by the Materials World Modules program.

 

 
 

In this short movie Module Program Director, Hilary Godwin talks about and demonstrates a section of the module.

 
 
 

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