Useful Links

NNIN education portal: http://www.nnin.org/nnin_edu.html
A site dedicated to nanotechnology and NNIN educational resources and activities for students, teachers, professionals, and the community.

Size and scale: http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/universcale/index.htm
Using Nikon's interactive Universcale, learn about, compare, and experience the sizes of various objects, including those in the "microworld."

Nanotechnology pictures: LabPix on PicasaWeb: http://picasaweb.google.com/demis.ucsb/LabPix?feat=directlink
A web album of nanotechnology related pictures. (Pictures used with permission. Pictures taken by and courtesy of Demis John, Blumenthal Group, UCSB.)

Other photonics activities: Optical Society of America (OSA): Optics activities for Kids: http://www.opticsforkids.com/
Exploring the Science of Light: A site devoted to everything optics, including activities for students, teachers, and parents, definitions of terms related to optics, profiles of optics scientists, engineers and technicians who are changing our world, an "optics timeline" that highlights important events and developments in the science of optics from prehistory to the present, tutorials with interactive applets, and some cool optical illusions.

Technical and educational staff services are possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation through support via the NNIN.