Learning objects Science reporter: nanotechnologist

TLF ID L2549

Explore the life and work of a range of nanotechnologists. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven 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 scientists, including their 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 scientists working in nanotechnology, including their professional activities and personal interests.
  • Includes interview transcripts, sound clips, photos and videos.
  • Demonstrates real-world applications of science.
  • Includes an option to print an article compiled by the student.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

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

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 16 Aug 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Hearing 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: x - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Initial load time and load time on some screens may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.