Geckoman Lesson Plans
Click on graphic notebook (above) to link to Geckoman lesson plans, which include educational assessment tools and information. The information linked at the teachers web site was developed by Boston-area public school teachers who were funded by an NSF RET program (Award# EEC-0742924) and NSF NSEC Supplement to Award# EEC-0425826.
The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network ( NNIN ) is an integrated partnership of fourteen user facilities, supported by NSF, providing unparalleled opportunities for nanoscience and nanotechnology research. The NNIN has as its goals a wide variety of educational outreach that spans the spectrum of K-gray, i.e., school aged children through adult professionals. The Education and Outreach components of the NNIN, linked here, include network-wide programs to address needs at the national scale and more specific efforts for communities that are local to network sites. Click on logo for more information.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the NISE Net is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. For more information and an abundance of resources, click on the logo!
NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. Click on logo to link to information on upcoming dates and the participating institutions.
With major funding from the National Science Foundation, DragonflyTV is a PBS science education television series for children aged 6-12, produced by Twin Cities Public Television. One particular season with six shows was dedicated to aspects of nanotechnology. Click on logo to link to their educational tools and information.
The PBS series NOVA has created a 4-part special series exploring the materials that will shape the future. Stronger, smarter, smaller, and cleaner are the themes of each show, and aspects of nanotechnology are found throughout. For more information on the show, click on logo! To find related education and outreach materials, see link at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/making-stuff.html.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center education and outreach activities are designed to educate teachers, students, and the general public about nanoscience. In particular, the one set of their lesson plans, entitled “Nanoscience in Nature: A Webquest” could also be utilized for teaching when playing Geckoman!.