Nano in the Classroom

In my 11th grade chemistry classes, my students will be embarking on a weeklong research experience of their own. Using K'nex and other affordable materials, the students will build their own electrospinning apparatus that they will use to synthesize and analyze nanofibers using the polymer Polyethylene Oxide (PEO).  The goal of this project are to give the students a hands-on research experience that will give immerse them into the world of nanotechnology, and give them an engaging experience that utilizes science, technology, math and engineering skills and a real-world research situation. Below you can read a brief introduction to electrospinning, an overview of the student project, and view pictures and testimonials from the students' experience (coming early October).

Student Project Pictures and Testimonials
(Coming early October)