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NANO-INFUSION MODULES

Nano-Link is dedicated to the creation of high-quality, peer reviewed nanotechnology content to help educators teach nano-related topics.

What is a Nano-Infusion Module?

 

A hands-on activity that can be delivered in one class period and is designed to demonstrate a key nanoscience concept.

 

What’s in a Module:

  • PDF Educator’s Guide with: Topic Background Information, Correlation to Nano and Traditional Science Concepts, Activity Flow Chart, Procedures and Instructions for Conducting the Hands-on Activity, Additional Resources.
  • Set of Slides for the Instructor.
  • Video of Activity Set up and Delivery.
  • Module kits (materials & supplies used in the modules) for any number of students can be mailed to you at no cost to you. Kits can only be provided to those requests within the United States and its Territories.

 

Current Nano-Infusion Modules

 

Our current selection of nanoscience concepts is shown below. Click on the images for a detailed description and links for downloads of the  module components.

 Some of the NIP labs utilize chemicals with specific procedures for storage, handling and safety. Nano-Link refers you to the manufacturer’s information on those items for your use as is required by your state or institution: Flinn Scientific source OR the official Materials Safety Data Sheets source (registration is required).

*Spanish Versions Available

 

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology I & II

These instructor guides were created to lead an educator through the basic content, material flow and objectives for the study of nanoscience and nanotechnology (the application of the science).  They are written in a conversational manner and offer suggestions for discussion topics and simple activities and problems.  These instructor guides purposely stay at a high level and offer an overview of the subject.  Instructors, sometimes in their enthusiasm for the subject, offer really interesting but often complex examples of what is being discovered and created at the nanoscale.  Many times these examples tend to confuse the student rather than clarify the phenomena.  If the goal is for the student to truly understand and be able to think critically about nanoscale phenomena then it is best to make sure that the foundational blocks are laid well and clearly understood.  These guides serve that purpose.