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ERIC Number: EJ871158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for the Middle Years
Ng, Wan
Teaching Science, v55 n2 p16-24 Jun 2009
Capturing students' interest in science at the junior levels is crucial to not only improving the uptake of science at senior levels but to promoting science literacy in all students in order to prepare them for a society that is very science and technologically driven. This paper presents nanotechnology as an emerging science that is both factual and imaginative to motivate science learning with middle years students. Its objective is to present a trialled module on nanoscience and associated technologies that is suitable for middle years students. The paper will also present the views of 139 Year 6 students on learning about nanotechnology,and in particular those aspects of the topic that left an impression on them at the end of a nanotechnology day. (Contains 5 footnotes, 4 tables, and 2 figures.)
Australian Science Teachers Association. P.O. Box 334, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-02-6282-9377; Fax: +61-02-6282-9477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia