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ERIC Number: EJ863143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Engaging Students in Early Exploration of Nanoscience Topics Using Hands-On Activities and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Furlan, Ping Y.
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n6 p705-711 Jun 2009
This manuscript reports on efforts to introduce beginning college students to the modern nanoscience field. These include: implementing selected experiments into sequencing core first-year and second-year chemistry laboratory courses; providing students with a first research experience; and engaging them in service learning and outreach programs where they act as activity presenters. The various projects, emphasizing hands-on learning, have affected a large number of science and engineering students and also thousands of students in grades K-12. The program provides students with experiences working with nanomaterials and using scanning tunneling microscopy. By participating in these projects, students have increased their awareness and knowledge of different areas of nanoscience and improved their attitudes toward chemistry. (Contains 1 table, 5 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A