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NSF-National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering



NCLT was a $17 million program led by Northwestern University with 10 major US partners spanning from north to south to develop formal nanoscience and engineering concepts for grades 6-16 STEM curriculum.

NanoEd resources

Nano Lessons and Courses

DNA and Models - Grade Level: 6-9A repository of courses and lessons were available for instructors who wanted to incorporate NSE into their existing course or desire to create a new course. Each Nanocourse or unit contained an introduction, main concepts, notes, lectures, and accompanying homework assignments or in-class activities. All materials on the NanoEd Resource Portal were peer-managed and covered by a creative-commons attribution, non-commercial share-alike type licensing.

Seminars and Lectures

NanoEd Resource Portal posts key seminars in NSEE and encouraged other institutions to post their seminars and lectures for the growth and benefit of learners and teachers in the greater NSEE community.

Research Posters

This gallery contained research presentations submitted by graduate students and post docs from around the world.

Online Lessons, Simulations and Games

Sammy's size and scale nano gameOnline lessons, simulations, and games were self-contained instructional materials submitted by partners and contributors to NCLT. The lessons and games focused on key ideas in nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) and their applications. In addition to the interactives and animations, each lesson contained a general description, main concepts, and instructions for running the simulations. Most lessons also included a guide to aid integration into the classroom.

Nano Learning Research

Nano Learning Research featured a collection of papers, presentations, and resources for learning research promoting the best teaching practices and methodologies for Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE).