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Nanotechnology: The World Beyond Micro DVD Kit
This kit consists of a DVD and the Nanotechnology: The World Beyond Micro Learning Module with supporting activities and assessments. The film, "Nanotechnology: The World Beyond Micro", is produced and directed by Ruth Carranza of Silicon Run Productions. Dr. Pleil acted as the chair to the advisory board and consulted with Ruth on this project.
Where can I use this kit?
This is a great film for students interested in advanced technology careers or education. Animations on the process steps are very insightful in showing how these devices are actually made and function. Many of the scenes are shot in actual cleanrooms at Intel Corporation, Stanford, and NASA Ames giving students an idea of the various jobs used in nano-fabrication environments.
This film can also be used to give students a reason to consider a STEM career and to focus on learning the material presented in their STEM classes. We recommend all STEM educators to acquire this film, watch it and find ways to excite students. The supporting activities provide reinforcement of the terminology and key concepts of nanotechnology. They also give the students a chance to further explore the field of nanotechnology based on their personal interests.