Learn about nanotechnology, a new field of science. Find out its history, present, and future developments. Learn why some scientists believe that the Nanotechnology Revolution will have a stronger impact on the world than the Computer Revolution. Find out how nanoscience can change our lives. Includes a lesson plan, video clips, quizzes, images, and photographs. There is a link to eThemes resource on scientific notation.
Fact Monster: Micromechanics
Find out what nanotechnology is and what fields it is used in. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Nanotechnology: Shaping the World Atom by Atom
Learn about the science of nanotechnology. Find out its past, present, and future development. This 12-page PDF file is illustrated with photographs, concept art, and drawings.
What is Nanotechnology?
Find out why nanotechnology is referred to as a general-purpose technology and why it has to be used responsibly. Scroll down the page to select links for online PowerPoint presentations on the challenges and policies of nanotechnology. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
NASAexplores: Teeny Tiny Technology
Find out about nanotechnologies and the fields where it can be used.
NASAexplores: Metric Conversion
This is a suggested activity for teachers to support the "Teeny Tiny Technology" article. During this lesson students can better understand the prefix "nano" and the numbers' value. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the student worksheet.
Read the article about exploring a simulated molecular world. Learn about molecules behavior in different physical states, their sizes, puzzle chains, molecular robotics, and more. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Find out how nanotechnology is used by NASA for space explorations. Use links at the bottom of the page to learn more and visit the online nanotechnology gallery.
Learn about tools used for nanoscale manipulation and "bottom up" assembly. Find out about nanomaterials, nanomachines, nanocomputers, and more.
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Find out how carbon nanotube filters can help in filtering water and producing high-octane gasoline.
Learn more about carbon nanotubes, its theory, and manipulation. Includes images.
Researchers Work in a Microworld
Read about current building and future implementation of sub-millimeter robots. Includes photographs.
Big Chips in Little Packages
Learn what nanotechnology can do for the world of computers and the Internet.
Find out about the "patented process for deposition of nanoscale materials onto a substrate."
A Big Future for Small Science
This article discusses what is needed for nanotechnology to grow.
Nanotechnology Art Gallery
Here is a gallery of an artistic view of nanotechnology today and in the future. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Here are few images to illustrate the concept of nanotechnology. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards.
Small Times: News about MEMS, Nanotechnology, and Microsystems
Find the latest news from nanotechnology development. NOTE: The site includes ads.
eThemes Recourse: Math: Exponents
These sites explain what exponents mean and how to use them. There are online calculators for converting numbers into scientific notation. Includes many practice questions. Some sites are for elementary students and some are more suitable for junior high students.