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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:

  • Oct 2, 2021 – Plasmonics
  • November 6, 2021 – Solar Cells
  • November 13, 2021 – Elementary Biopolymers
  • November 13, 2021 – Computational Nanoscience (Virtual)
  • December 4, 2021 – Biotoxicity
  • January 22, 2022 – Biosensors
  • February 26, 2022 – Supercapacitors
  • March 19, 2022 – Elementary Liquid Crystals
  • April 30, 2022 – Ferrofluids

PLEASE NOTE: All workshops – except Computational Nanoscience on November 13 – will be conducted in person. Teachers wishing to participate must show proof of vaccination against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you for your cooperation helping to ensure the health and safety of all participants.