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Nanoscience is defined as the study of the fundamental principles of matter
(molecules, or structures) with at least one dimension between 1 and 100 nm, in
the nanoscale. Nanotechnology is defined as the application of nanoscale
material to make useful devices.
Would you like to learn more about nanoscience and nanotechnology? Would you
like to incorporate these cutting-edge topics into your curriculum? Nanoscience
for Teachers covers a variety of nano-related topics and highlights nanoscience
activities for students. Content of the course relates to national science
Teachers who complete the course will receive two semester hours of graduate
In-service high school and middle school science teachers, especially those in the fields
of chemistry, biology, and physics. In-service teachers are those that are
already certifed and are currently teaching at high school or middle school
and/or intend to be teaching within the next year
$250, which includes two hours of graduate credit, plus $50 admission fee if
not admitted to CMU.
The course discusses a broad range of nanoscience topics and relates each to
national science content standards. Teachers will gain background knowledge of
the subject and learn about suggested nanoscience activities for their
classroom. Each week, a guest nanoscience researcher will host an online webinar.
Teachers will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with each other
via the course. Through the activities and assignments in this
course, teachers will be empowered to create nanoscience modules to use in their
Supported in part by The Michigan Space Grant Consortium.
Additional course information
Educational & Professional Development
Phone: (800) 950-1144, ext. 3718 or (989) 774-3718
Fax: (989) 774-1188
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (EST)
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