Nanotechnology Websites for Teachers and Students

Here are some useful Web sites we've discovered that may help you as you delve deeper into nanotechnology topics.

Education in Nanotechnology

UnderstandingNano offers lesson plans on three topics: Introduction to Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology in Medicine, and Environmental Nanotechnology.

Exploring the Nano World A nice collection of videos and course material for teaching K-12 students about nanotechnology. Prepared by the University of Wisconsin.

National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT) has the mission of developing the next generation of leaders in Nanoscale Science and Engineering education. Teachers should check out the courses and workshops they make available.

The Nanobiotechnology Center at Cornel University has some interesting educational opportunities, including a nanotechnology workshop for teachers and a month long summer internship for high school students.

The NanoTechnologyGroup facilitates the development of innovative Nano scale Science Education  targeted for grades preK-20, featuring resources to create Interactive Virtual Nano Science Classrooms for Global access and Virtual Interactive Nano Science Laboratories (nano-labs) for experiential learning. Visit their K-12 Outreach, Education Links and Nano video sections for free resources and solutions.

Nanorex  is making available a 3-D modeling software that allows students to simulate nanoscale structures. If you are a high school teacher or university professor you may be able to use this software for free.

The National Nanotechnology Initiative Web site lists educational degree programs in nanotechnology.

Nanoscience Education, Workforce Training, and K-12 Resources is a book that provides an overview of the nanoscience educational resources available for teachers.

Nanotechnology Information and News

Nanotechnology Now  Current news and articles about nanotechnology

Nanowerk  Nanotechnology news and articles along with a database of nanomaterial suppliers

UnderstandingNano Clear explanations of nanotechnology applications

Nanoart  Information about and examples of an intriguing art form that involves images of nanostructures.

Nanotechweb  Nanotechnology news and events Current news and articles regarding Nanomedicine  An active Nanotechnology Discussion Forum as well as news about nanotechnology

Future For All A Layperson's View of Future Technology and Society

Nanogloss  An introduction to nanotechnology 

Spotlight on Nanotechnology An introduction to nanotechnology by Nature Education

Safenano An organization that provides advice about potential risks to human health and the environment from nanoparticles.

Nanolands A nanotechnology island in the virtual world of Second Life

Science and Development Network Information on the potential uses on nanotechnology in developing countries.

Veneto Nanotech An organization that coordinates nanotechnology activities in the Veneto region of Italy.

Nanotechnology Blogs


Nanoscale Materials and Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology Law Blog


Alliances and Institutes

Foresight Nanotech Institute (USA)

Government Programs

Cordis: (European Commission)

National Nanotechnology Initiative (USA)

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