November 4-7, 2014
Carnegie Science Center
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Tackle a crash course in nanotechnology followed by group decision-making and prioritizing future research. Students decide their own future. Do we first design a cloak of invisibility, nanoparticle fuel cells, or a space elevator? What would you choose? Then, suppose you were a mother in Mozambique or a soldier overseas – would your choices be the same?
Crash course includes using nanotechnology to create your own bookmarks.
No prior knowledge of nanotechnology is required.
Science and technology topics include:
Project-based Learning, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Advanced Materials & Processes, Careers and New Technologies
Program Capacity: 30Program Dates & Times
November 4, 2014 – 10 am*, 11 am*, 12 noon, 1 pm
November 5, 2014 – 10 am*, 11 am, 12 noon*, 1 pm
November 6, 2014 – 10 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
* Program for this time has been filled.
Play Decide: Nanotechnology a thought provoking group exercise
The Latest and Greatest in Nano from NASA
In the News
Tiny Etch-a-Sketch: A simple technique can draw--and erase--wires to create denser computer memory.
Pioneering Nanotechnologist, Naomi Halas
MS-LS2-5. Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
HS-LS4-6. Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.
HS-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.