Learning objects Meet a scientist: nanotechnology: project manager

TLF ID L2548

Explore information about a scientist who investigates materials technology. For example, one research area is water treatment. Learn about the scientist's life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Choose statements that match their biographical profile. This learning object is one in a series of nine objects. Some objects in the series are also packaged as combined learning objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students consider whether the actual characteristics of a scientist differ from stereotypes.
  • Students explore biographical information about a scientist, including professional activities and personal interests.
  • Students explore the diversity of scientific activities associated with nanotechnology.
  • Students compile a biographical summary about a scientist, using information presented in a range of media types.
Educational value
  • Illustrates how scientists live and work.
  • Provides biographical information about a scientist, including professional activities and personal interests.
  • Includes interview transcripts, sound clips, photos and videos.
  • Demonstrates real-world applications of science.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science as a human endeavour
    • Science/Values
    • Science/Everyday life
    • Science/Scientific endeavour
    • Science/Scientists
    • Science/Research
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.