The Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) at Rice University is offering a spring course on Nanotechnology for Chemistry, Physics and IPC Teachers. The program is designed for high school science teachers, although middle school teachers are welcome. Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses physics, chemistry, biology and environmental sciences.
Content in Nanotechnology for Teachers aligns with many of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science (TEKS)
IPC: motion, waves, energy transformations, properties of matter, changes in matter
Biology: structures and functions of cells and viruses; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics
Environmental Systems: interrelationships among resources and environmental systems
Chemistry: characteristics of matter; energy transformations during physical and chemical changes; atomic structure; periodic table of element
Physics: conservation of energy and momentum; force; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and quantum physics
What is nanotechnology?
Click here to download the 2011 course syllabus
Contact Dr. Carolyn Nichol at email@example.com or 713-348-2672
*Must be a U.S. Citizen to receive the stipend for the course
6100 Main St MS-63, Space Science Building Rm 337, Houston, Texas 77005-1827
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892