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09/14/2010

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Hey,
I'm an Irish teacher currently working as a maths and science teacher in Australia. Trinity College in dublin Ireland have designed a whole module for secondary school students on nano technology. For teachers that are interested there's no harm getting in touch with trinity college to order the module pack.

Regards,
Zowie

Looking at what students are using/interested in is the real measure of where things could head in the 21St. century.

The difficulty is encouraging teaching staff to adopt this technology (and finding the funds to pay for it).

I wonder if the universities are prepared for these students when they leave high school?

How can we train teachers to teach nanotechnology if they know nothing about it?

I have heard of nanotechnology, and looked at some articles. It seems interesting, but is there a way to have hands on experience with this topic, without spending a lot of money?

@ Michael: That's a good question. Obviously, hands-on access to a nanotechnology laboratory would be ideal, but access to such facilities is, of course, limited. The intent of this project, funded by the U.S. government, is to develop web-based materials and videos that students can use. You can learn more here: http://www.mcrel.org/NanoTeach/index.asp
Or feel free to contact McREL's lead on this project, John Ristvey, here: http://www.mcrel.org/about/staffdir/request.asp?staffID=80

How does one teach such a topic with limited resources?

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