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Dear Educators,


The CCU was excited to be able to participate in the Center for Diversity in Engineering’s Innovation Workshop, Teaching Nanotechnology within Virginia SOLs. Dr. Brooks Pate spoke on Origins of Nanoscience: Exotic Molecules and Chemistry in Space. The slides can be found in the link below.  Several activities were also introduced:

Have You Touched Space Today?

Water in Space: A Drop in the Cosmic Pool

Modeling Buckminsterfullerene and Nanotubes

These activities are in the germination phase, and we would love your feedback and be happy to tailor them to your specific SOL needs. Links to the current versions can be found below. CCU graduate student Matt Muckle also demonstrated a microwave spectrometer that is being developed for online use.  In addition to an outlined experiment, the instrument will be made available for secondary school students for more independent investigations. We look to have this spectrometer available with an outlined experiment for educational use as early as Fall 2011. Details will be updated on this project as information becomes available. Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like to schedule a visit at the CCU by e-mail at che-ccu@virginia.edu or by phone at (434) 243-0600.

 

Sincerely,


Sarah J. Payne
Education and Public Outreach Coordinator


Brooks H. Pate
Director, Astrochemistry in Charlottesville

 

Materials

Origins of Nanoscience: Exotic Molecules and Chemistry in Space

(PDF) (PPTX)

Have you Touched Space Today? (KEY)

Water in Space: A Drop in the Cosmic Pool

Modeling Buckminsterfullerene and Nanotubes

 

Other Links from Workshop

Innovation Workshop Resource Page

The Nano Song

NanoDays 2011

Chemistry in Space & "Ice Lava" Crystals