NANOYOU schools blog


In this Blog you will find experiences of schools working with NANOYOU tools and you will be able to communicate with the teachers involved. Join to share your experiences!

In general, we all love it. It was very hard for all but we did it. And with same success: in a scale of 1 to 5, students, teachers, attendees and investigators evaluate 4,6 in average. The highest critic was that they didn't have time to see all the experimental activities in the NanoDay. The other critic his that the project must go on: no need for more money, only to create a knowledge base with what we all pilot schools already know.

Less positive points
The on line games were not useful for us;
We had a age problem: our students as 13 to 15 years old. Which means that we have to adapt a lot of the materials: it occurs during the first year;
Short time training in Brussels;
We didn't do collaborative work with other schools primarily because with didn't know nothing about it: each one work by themselves: I don't know why, but it happen with us: perhaps a more collaborative platform, similar to facebook? Don't know.
Our facebook was not positive:
Time project: only two years!? Now we are ready to start, with the knowledge we have gather so far.
We didn't have time to blog, only now its possible to do it, and we were learning how to do this project: now we have things to say and discuss with other schools. An we participate in a few meetings: time time time!!!

Positive points
Team support: in the beginning by the European Schoolnet team and, during the time work, special Luisa Filipponi;
Many schools interested near my school;
Students high motivation;
A site with 21235 visits:
New activities: nano solar panel; graphene and carbon tubes sculptures (will be shown in the video)
Nanoconference organization: NanoDia Madeira Torres (see on the site);
Creating relations/discussions between students, teachers and investigators;
Number of students/teachers involved: 100/20;

Practice more with students the activities already in place: studying the Gratzel solar cell kit in more detail, and do research with students;
Develop a few more activities;
Organize a European Teacher Training course (1 week);
Engage in other projects with enterprises, school and university: we are thinking in enGenious.

See you all!

Secondary School Madeira Torres - Torres Vedras - Portugal

Secondary School Madeira Torres - Torres Vedras - Portugal

The week of Nanotechnology took place from the 11th to the 15th of April at our school, St. Paul’s in Barcelona. During this time, the students of 1st of Bachillerato (16-17 years old) as a part of our Modern World Science course, we organized various activities for students of 3rd and 4th of ESO (13-15 years old).


TEACHERS: Christopher Peters, Gloria López-Barrena

CLASS: 1st baccalaureate - Modern World Science

Taking advantage of the information provided by the Nano You site, I invited my students to express their criativity and show the world different sides of the nanoworld and its long term implications. Here are some of the best presentations done by my 8th grade students in different shapes and formats.

School - EB 2,3 D. Martinho V. de Castelo Branco school

Teacher - Carla Direitinho

Class - 8th C

After using the resources provided by NanoYou to give the required information to my 7th grade students, I challenge them to try to imagine how the World would be in the year 2050 and how influential nanotechnology will be by then. Below you can see some of their work and who knows, they might be right!!!

Teacher: Nuno Santos (EB 2,3 D. Martinho V. de Castelo Branco school)
Class: 7th E

My Students Documentary Studies and Ideas about what means Nano and current Nanoapplications.
And also Science Questions and new Answers about the impacts of Technology.
At the begining my students learning about NanoTech using Nanoyou Didactic Resources:
Virtual Dialog – Nano Role Play “Revolution for the Light Bulb”.
Their ideas about need for light from different teoretic positions: as a “Scientist”, as a "Consumer", and write their answers and ideas about The Dilemma in their work individual student sheet. They discuss their oppinions with classmates, engage in discussions on NanoTech Applications (needs and solutions) and share opinions.
And also images from my students time for studing NanoTechnology using Nanoyou Didactic Resources:
Time Machine – Need for Communication (History of Discoveries – Electronic Devices).
With that didactic resource they study the history of the phone and could see how solutions to human need have evoluated over time. And improve their theoretical and experimental knowledge in science and electronics.
We have 8 correct answers at first page Science Questions so we can proceed the next page with moments from Communication Discoveries. My students from equipe nano improve the other students knowledge about the evolution of basic concepts.
These Learning Lessons are on our site for Nano


Communication Technical College "Augustin Maior" Romania, Cluj-Napoca
prof. Lucia Gutu


Hello to everyone!

here we are again, as we promised ...

We now present the activities of June, but still have another few days ... wait and see, ok?

Francisco Simões Group of Schools - Team Nano

Here we are again, but we stopped after the sessions, because we are many!
Our film is a summary of our activities from October 2010 to May 2011.
We still go back twice more to show our activities for the month of June.

The Team Nano of High School Francisco Simões

Our students after studing Nanoyou resources, news, experiments, applications in medicine, electronics devices, computers, researches in materials science try to make all they learn in presentations for other classes, studies to discuss at science lessons with examples and applied ideas. All these they gather and open our “Nano web blog Pages

My students will post what they will study about Nanomaterials Electronics, Bio-nano generators, their great interest in learning nanoelectronic devices that could detect the concentrations of biomolecules in real time for use as medical diagnostics, about nanosensors. About new researches in Electronics which need to be rigorously tested and modified to be "space hardened" or resistant to the outer space environment (vacuum, microgravity, thermal extremes, and radiation exposure) and about microsats and Tiny satellites.
My students make a documentation and present to other students in school their studies about NANO WIRES FOR BETTER CONDUCTIONS. They discuss what means that for nanosatellits and for future discoveries. The existence of a set of standard components to meet the specific basic functions nanosatelites would significantly reduce both costs and time to design and assemble a space mission. By customizing each application nanosatelites the specifics can be started and completed in minimum time specialist tasks in areas such as Environment, agriculture, security, communications, science.
And also on the web will be posted the next practical lessons using nanoyou student worksheets for experiments.

Prof. Lucia Gutu

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As TED Afyon College we are invited an exhibition to introduce the European Union Project which is applied in our school. My collegues Cansel OZERMEN and Rasim AYDOGUS introduce their Eco-Schools and eTwinning projects and I introduced the Nanoyou project to teachers and visitors. I used the nanoschollbox and nanoyou website to introduce the project. I showed the videos and presentations by using nanoyou webpage and teachers blog. I also used the nano fabric which is given in Brussels meeting.

The team of students Nanolab held another session.
The theme was, the dilutions
Our contact with the nano science has been rich in learning and at the same time joy.
until the next
The nano's team Group of Schools Francisco Simões

Our school has been working on how to reform the methodology of teaching physics as a subject with the help of 6 different international schools from Italy, Greece, Turkey, Latvia, Portugal, and Czech Republic. All of the school has been taken part in the project under the name of “Comenius Multilateral Partnerships between Schools”
Our main goal is to discover the different misconceptions occurring among students during the teaching process, and also to get rid of these with the help of the present-day used means of modern media.


Now we show to you, how to make an AFM microscope from ’only’ a dead DVD burner .
The AFM is a microscope, what uses an extremely small pin to create the picture.
Its scan the top of the sample.

(Atomic Force Microscopy)

(Lego AFM)