Teaching and Learning about Nanotechnology

Why not send your pupils on a journey across the nanoworld? We’ve already packed their case in preparation: the NanoSchoolBox. Ideal for young people from the age of 16, the experiments and demo objects which the box provides literally bring to life one of the most fascinating high technologies of our times.

Experiencing nanotechnology

The NanoSchoolBox contains the tools and materials required for 14 experiments and five demo objects, a CD-ROM with accompanying material and safety data sheets as well
as a 68-page brochure with descriptions of the experiments and background information. The experiments can either be demonstrated by teachers or conducted by the pupils themselves in physics, biology or chemistry lessons.

The experiments

• Experiments to obtain the lotus effect
• Hydrophobic surfaces on wood and stone
• Hydrophobic surfaces on textiles
• Hydrophilic surfaces: “invisible ink” on glass
• Scratch-resistant coating on wood
• Nanocoating for fire protection
• Electrical conductivity of glass through indium tin oxide
• Photocatalysis with titanium oxide
• Ferrofluids in the magnetic field
• Density separation with ferrofluid
• Identification of colloids through the Tyndall effect
• Production of nanoscale gold
• Memory metal – atom movements in the nanodimension
• Spitting fire with small particles

The demo objects

• Play of colours on surfaces: hemisphere with flip-flop effect
• Pregnancy test: gold particles identify biomolecules
• From sand to chip I: silica sand
• From sand to chip II: rock crystal
• From sand to chip III: silicon wafer


The NanoSchoolBox and its accompanying material is available in the following languages:
German, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian and Portuguese.

Price: 369,00 € plus 19% VAT (16% VAT for the period from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020) excl. Shipping costs.

*** ATTENTION: Discontinued model, only 10 pieces available in English, has been replaced by the NanoSchoolBox 2.0 . ***