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Determining the efficacy of a nanotechnology media product in enhancing children’s engagement with nanotechnology

Waldron, Anna M. and Batt, Carl A. and Lui, Clarissa S. (2011) Determining the efficacy of a nanotechnology media product in enhancing children’s engagement with nanotechnology. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13 (12). pp. 6291-6295.

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Abstract

Public engagement in nanotechnology media products can lead to a greater interest in understanding of nanotechnology. A study was undertaken to determine middle school student engagement in Nanooze, a magazine featuring nanotechnology research that has been developed for a young adult audience. Teachers at 116 Detroit middle schools distributed two issues of the magazine to their students, and surveys were collected from 870 students after reading the magazines. Results suggest that the majority of students liked reading the magazine and learned something about nanotechnology. Engagement in nanotechnology led to understanding of nanotechnology. The Nanooze magazine was an effective medium for engaging middle school students in learning about nanotechnology.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:11485
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:05 Jan 2012 09:30
Last Modified:05 Jan 2012 09:42

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