Nanoscience is defined as the study of the fundamental principles of matter (molecules, or structures) with at least one dimension between 1 and 100 nm, in the nanoscale. Nanotechnology is defined as the application of nanoscale material to make useful devices.
Would you like to learn more about nanoscience and nanotechnology? Would you like to incorporate these cutting-edge topics into your curriculum? Nanoscience for Teachers covers a variety of nano-related topics and highlights nanoscience activities for students. Content of the course relates to national science content standards.
Teachers will receive two semester hours of graduate credit for completing the course. Join this collaborative online course and learn new ways to excite your students about science.
Who should participate?
High school and middle school science teachers, especially those in the fields of chemistry, biology, and physics.
- Earn two semester hours of graduate credit from an accredited university
- Enhance your competency in integrating nanoscience into your curriculum
- Enrich your repertoire of teaching methods
The course discusses a broad range of nanoscience topics and relates each to national science content standards. Teachers will gain background knowledge of the subject and learn about suggested nanoscience activities for their classroom. Each week, a guest nanoscience researcher will host an online webinar and teachers will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with each other via this online community. Through the activities and assignments in this course, teachers will be empowered to create nanoscience modules to use in their own classrooms.