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CURRICULUM COMPILATION authored by Judith Light Feather, founder of the NanoTechnology Group - a Global Education Consortium


[Note: Although K-12 is denoted, among the following highlights are materials suitable for (and some created by) undergraduate-level learners as well as introductory matter for the inquiring public. Refer to the pdf for direct links to resources and institutions and a comprehensive overview].

Components include:

Size Matters: Macro (Cosmos) to Quarks (100 Attometers)
Secret Worlds: The Universe Within
Interactive Visuals, YouTube video

Virtual Electron Microscopy
Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy
Interactive Visual with controls, Interactive Java tutorials

Scanning Probe Microscopy Gallery
Animated, 3D-rendered SPM images

Interactive site with games, videos, comics; also features interviews with scientists and teachers

Nanooze Magazine
Online publication in English, Spanish, and Portigese; supplies games, news, and links to scientists

Molecularium™ Project
Projects, products, and educational tools conceived, developed, and promoted by teams at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; includes NanoLab on interactive kids' site. The Molecularium Show™ is a state-of-the-art computer-generated animation presentation for digital dome theaters and planetrium-type settings produced also by Rensselaer.

Via the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill campus), middle and high school students investigate properties of the universe and receive visual and haptic feedback.

Virtual Lab at University of Virginia
A science education website presenting microelectronics, nanotechnology, and scientific fundamentals utilizing 3D projections. Virtual reality animations in micro- and nanoscience are available to students and general public via website.

Introduction to Nanoscience class website
Lectures and labs at University of Virginia augmented by UVa Virtual Lab; includes student guide to laboratory equipment use.

Nanoscience teaching resources
University of Virginia faculty-developed K-12 curriclum developed in collaboration with state public high schools.

Virtual Lab Tools and Experiments for Teachers and Students at University of Virginia
URL links have been provided by Light Feather to individual pages on
Scanning Tunneling Microscope, Atomic Force Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Scanning Probe Microscope, Piezoelectric Crystals, NanoCarbon, DNA, and Semiconductor Crystals.

Interactive 3D learning games developed to introduce learners to nanoimaging, nanodevices, nanomedicine, nanoquantum, nanoscaling, nanomaterials, and electron manipulation.

Interactive video

Sample Videos for Educators
CytoViva gallery of video images makes nanoscales available to University and grade school educators.

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