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.