The course will emphasize the importance, discovery, and wonder of the nanoscale and how it impacts our daily lives more than anyone would know. When one thinks about the nanoscale they think of something super small, smaller than the human eye can see, which is a concept that students have a very hard time understanding. With this course students will be able to apply several activities at home or in a classroom setting to gain a better understanding for the nanoscale and the several applications that were inspired by creatures or objects out in nature.
The first two weeks of each course take place asynchronously and consist of about 7 hours of work per week. During the third week of each course, students will interact with their instructor and other students via video conferencing meetings, and the course will be about 20 hours of work.
The synchronous portion of this course during the third week will be from 10:00 am – 11:00 am Monday-Friday.
Hey everyone, my name is Jose J. Acosta and I am a high school science teacher at Vernon Malone College & Career Academy in Raleigh, NC. I am in my 5th year teaching and have taught grades 6-12 in that time span. My family comes from Cabo Rojo, PR where I spent most of my childhood summers visiting my grandparents, cousins, and other extended relatives learning more about my culture and the environment. My family has always had a strong passion for Nature like the beach and it’s only fitting that Puerto Rico embodies a lot of the natural beauty that I enjoy studying.