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Nanoscience

What's big in the science of the ultra-small

Nanoscience is about the very small, but it could have a huge impact on our lives. New materials, products and processes are already here, but they are only the start.

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NZ Research collection.

NZ Research

This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to...

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.

Science Ideas and Concepts

Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...

People collection.

People

This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in Nanoscience. Click on a name to find out more...

Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring...

Question Bank collection.

Question Bank

An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Nanoscience...

Key Terms collection.

Key Terms

This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Nanoscience – the ‘basics’ that every student...

Sci Media collection.

Sci Media

This collection is where you can find all the images, video clips and the interactive that relate to Nanoscience.