Nanotechnology Teacher Workshop


Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9am – 3pm                                                                     

RAFT Redwood City

The American Chemical Society returns to RAFT Redwood City to celebrate 25 years of

National Chemistry Week with the topic of “Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science”. Nanotechnology is all around us and has applications to the environment, energy, materials, and health. From Magic Sand, to DNA, to cancer treatment, join us in a lively hands-on workshop to discover how chemistry and nanoscience improve our daily lives. Breakfast, lunch, a curriculum binder, lab equipment, and science materials to recreate the activities in the classroom will be provided at no cost.

Instructors: Juanita Ryan is a retired teacher from the Berryessa Union School District in San Jose where she taught 1st-5th grades. She has worked as an Education Associate and workshop presenter for RAFT.  Laura Randall is a retired San Jose middle school science teacher and a former Science Teacher-in-Residence at San Jose State University. She and Juanita are frequent presenters for the Santa Clara Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. Guest speakers and chemists from the Santa Clara Valley Section of ACS will be on-hand to present, assist, and answer questions!

Target Audience:  Teachers of grades 3-12, but all interested educators are welcome. Bring another educatorand you bothwill be entered in a special drawing to be held during the workshop. Eachof you must register online by March 9.

 Cost:  Thanks to generous funding through the Santa Clara Valley Section of the American Chemical Society, there is no charge to attend, but registration is limited.

Register at by March 9 to reserve a space. RAFT membership is not required.