The purpose and mission of The NanoTechnology Group, is to provide a supportive and collaborative advisory role to our members for facilitation and development of innovative Nano scale Science Education to include subject specific math curriculum targeted for grades preK-20, featuring Interactive Virtual Nano Science Classrooms for Global access and Virtual Interactive Nano Science Laboratories (nano-lab) for experiential learning, along with Massive Online Role-playing Games for Education globally. As a Solution Based Organization, we continuously post new resources for teachers/students/parents while seeding the ideas into the matrix for implementation. Explore our site and if you resonate with our vision and mission, contact us for discussion/consultation of your targeted projects for development or visit our Projects 2013 and join our efforts.
I thank all of you who visit our websites and share the resources provided with teachers and students around the world with gratitude. Each one who passes on a link with love and curiosity opens the mind of another child for their future. The following interactive resource will help parents and teacher understand why nanoscale science is important to introduce to children through size - it does Matter!
Size Matters: The Scale of the Universe 2 down to the Plank scale
Interactive slide allows students to view the entire known scales and wavelengths of each scale.
A wonderful introduction to all ages that teachers can offer in their classrooms. Try it out with your children and enjoy this interactive tool, then pass it on to another. Size matters in science and this tool is also fun.
"Congratulations and Kudos to Dr. Anita Goel, Nanobiosym"
Winner of the Nokia Sensing XChallenge Award for Gene Radar
STEM 'Nano in Nature' k-5
The Magic of the Nano World
is in your Pencil
Judith Light Feather
New STEM textbook combining the geometry of mathematics required in K-5, and the tiny world of nano science, is designed for blended learning. Visual and interactive elements show the movement of energy at the atomic level, where geometric shapes form the patterns in nature. Nanotechnology development is already changing our world in communication, enhanced materials, medical solutions, robotics, automotive, energy and space.
Teachers and students can expand their knowledge with videos, including a classroom experiment with the graphite in a pencil. The graphene component of carbon (C 6 ) is visible with the atomic force microscope (AFM) of six atoms forming the hexagon shape at the nanoscale. The four 'NanoMission' educational games introduce bio-nano and the future of medicine at the nanoscale. I have also included links to the Virtual Nano Lab at University of Virginia (UV)), which provides hands-on experience with SEM, AFM, and STM microscopes.
TEACHERS GUIDE for INTERACTIVE RESOURCES in the Book.
Since the Paperback book and the Childrens e-book do not have 'live' interactive links,
Download this Teachers guide with the links to resources as a PDF file.
You can buy the book in paperback or as an e-book at Amazon:
NEW! 3rd Edition Revised: 'The Magic of the Nano World' K-5
A STEM Textbook with Art Projects to Understand the Magical World of Atoms and Energy in Nature was developed to promote a STEM Educational Model Kit on Indiegogo. That project did not get funding, but teachers can use different sizes of colored straws and marshmallows in their classrooms to build the buckyball geometry.
Download this new edition Free at Dropbox.
Eliminate Ineffective Education
Using this Holistic, "Bottom-Up" Approach
Nanoscience Education, Workforce Training and K-12 Resources
Judith Light Feather and Miguel F. Aznar
New... Book Reviews page or download!
The nanotech revolution waits for no man, woman...or child.
The first book of its kind, Nanoscience Education, Workforce Training, and K–12 Resources presents a practical strategy to jumpstart nano-awareness in both the public and private sectors at every level, beginning with grades K–12, the effective gestation point for future ideas and information.
The book's four sections cover:
Cat. #: 53949
ISBN 10: 1420053949
Publication Date: December 21, 2010
Number of Pages: 341
Availability: In Stock
Binding(s): Paperback | Available in e-book!
Publisher has released Chapter 9, K-12 Resources for download as a preview with over 100 links.
Also available at Amazon.com:
Designed for nano-aware individuals in both the public and private sectors, this volume—the first of its kind—provides a concise, readable resource on nanoscience education and workforce development in the field. The first part of the book provides a historical perspective on the complexity of K-12 education communities, while presenting inspiring examples of successful changes, including a definition of nanotechnology and a broad evaluation of the global and national landscapes of the field. The second section, Teaching Nanotechnology, turns to the critical process of teaching K-12 students the skills to understand and evaluate emerging technologies they will encounter in the future. The third part investigates the current status of developed teaching materials with links to all resources, evaluating the US model and comparing with others around the world. The last section considers plans of action, offering links to sustainable development tools. It is a book designed to enhance awareness, review the facts, and fabricate a platform from which to launch a plan.
Note from Author: Judith Light Feather
The book is designed for school boards, administrators,teachers, students and homeschool educators who would like to take advantage of all the resources developed from National Science Foundation funding at over 85 Nano Centers and Universities. It is the most up-to-date resource book for curriculum that has been developed as outreach resources (most of the resources are provided gratis). Since budgets are decreasing nationwide for public schools, e-learning materials will become very important for the future of education. Our organization has worked continuously since the late 90's to recommend facilitation of new avenues of teaching science that can be adopted by teachers and students, which are included as inspiration and challenges to adopt a holistic approach, in teaching all aspects of science encouraging students to "connect the dots", as they explore the scales of nature from nano to the cosmos.
Miguel Aznar, Education Director of the Foresight Institute, has authored a section on - how to teach students to evaluate and understand - all new and advanced technologies. We hope that libraries will include this book for teachers and parents, who wish to stay on top of changes that are necessary, for students to function in a world that includes advanced nano, bio, AI (artificial intelligence, robotics) and info technologies that are rapidly entering the marketplace.
Khan Academy aims to reinvent education globally
Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything—for free.
What started out as Sal Khan making a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.
Help us change education
The small team is on a mission to deliver a world-class education to anyone anywhere, and you can help. Take a second to get the word out, or read about how teachers, translators, donors, and everyone else can contribute.
A note from Judith Light Feather:
"View the courses and make suggestions to their team to add nanoscale science as a 'size' that is the 'foundation of nature' and matter that unites all subjects. Start to address science as an ecosystem showing the interrelated patterns and relationships from the nanoscale to the cosmos. We all need to work together.
I have reviewed this website and it matches our original vision of Global Virtual Interactive Education, Anytime, Anywhere for Everyone."
Watch more videos about the Khan Academy
NanoArt k-12 program
Teachers/students are encouraged to visit our 2013 projects page for more details on participation in the NanoArt k12 program.
NanoNEWS.TV site has been developed to keep you abreast of all the news. However, the news in this area has exploded over the last 13 years, and we would like to sell the NanoNEWS.TV name to someone who would like to take it to the next level of a full video news site.
If you are interested please contact Judith.LightFeather@TNTG.org
We have moved all of our news pages to a separate site that can now include video newsclips for nano science, education and technology. Visit www.NanoNEWS.TV
We have disengaged our non-profit status as we don't receive any funding...However, Our Education Work Continues.
During the past 16 years we have seeded many ideas into the global consciousness, to stimulate preparing our students for their future. Many resources are now available for schools to incorporate into their standard curriculum, and some of them are developed by our member universities and provided on our site free for inclusion. Our new 'Nano in Nature' book series will continue to develop books for K-5 that teach the geometry of nature as the foundation of science and math.
Due to the complicated structure of our education paradigm these resources are not being used in the schools across the United States. Nano science is the new foundation for the integration of all science and engineering courses for the next generation, and is being taught at the primary grade level throughout the Asian-Pacific countries, and Europe.
Take a few minutes to watch the video with the open mind of a futurist and realize that all aspects shown in the video are now being developed rapidly in research labs around the world. The world is changing, but our education matrix remains in the Industrial version of reality. We are not even close to understanding, nor preparing our students for these major changes they will face in the next few decades.
To gain a better understanding of the relevance and importance of our mission concerning an integrated innovative learning matrix for students, take a look at the project created by Peter Pesti at Georgia Tech College of Computing. This is the initial release of the "Detailed Roadmap of the 21st Century" compilation, a year by year bullet point list of notable advances expected to happen in the 21st century, from 2006 onwards. Karsten Staack made the following video using his selection of the predictions from the research:
The 21st Century: What will it look like?