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Posted: May 12, 2014
How to teach nanotechnology
(Nanowerk News) The May 2014 issue of the Scientix Newsletter (pdf) focuses on teaching and learning nanotechnology, and how to introduce it to primary and secondary school.
Since the mid-2000s, there have been numerous projects focussing on different aspects of nanotechnology for pupils. The newsletter brings an overview of these projects and their results: resources, hands-on experiments, research analysis, as well as materials planned for the future.
There are three parts in the newsletter, each presenting different type of materials or tools. The first two chapters directly address teaching practice: they cover introductory lessons on nanoscience and hands-on experiments.
You can also read an interview with Dr Luisa Filipponi from the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO) at Aarhus University in Denmark. Luisa has a PhD in nanotechnology, and an extensive experience in nanotechnology education in primary and secondary schools. We asked Dr Filipponi to present the school experiments she designed and share some tips how to engage students with nanotechnology.
The third chapter aims at researchers and project managers, developing new materials and activities in nanotechnology. The last part presents ongoing projects in nanotechnology education and outreach, their activities and events.
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