Nanoscience Workshop for Teachers Program

The Nanoscience Workshop for Teachers program demonstrates advanced nanoscience experiments on Saturdays throughout the academic school year for elementary, middle, and high-school teachers from across the greater Los Angeles area. The workshops are designed to give teachers the training and resources they need to implement nanoscience experiments in their own classrooms.

Our team of dedicated faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars begin each workshop by presenting teachers with a critical question related to the concept being introduced. Discussion then takes place around this scientific or nanotechnology concept, giving the teachers an opportunity to gauge their existing levels of knowledge on the topic. The teachers learn the experiment and the nanoscience concepts behind it during a hands-on lab. The activity concludes by revisiting the initial discussion from earlier in the day. They review the nanoscience concepts presented and work with their peers to determine where the concept will fit into their curricula, Next Generation Science Standards, and Common Core Standards.

Once enrolled please:

  1. confirm your workshop registration.
  2. write a brief summary on how you will use the experiment in your curriculum.
  3. confirm the date(s) you plan to do the workshop with your class and the number of students participating.

Current Schedule:

  • October 7, 2023 – Biopolymers
  • October 28, 2023 – Plasmonics: Color from Gold
  • December 2, 2023 – Biotoxicity
  • January 20, 2024 – Liquid Crystals
  • February 10, 2024 – Magnetic Liquids
  • March 9, 2024 – Emulsions
  • April 6, 2024 – Fast Batteries
  • May 4, 2024 – Nanoscale Control of Wetting