KART

Welcome to the learning collaborative to create, explore, and innovate in nanotechnology through UH's GK12 program. Here at the KART, our Graduate Fellows are developing cognitive tools for learning about nanotechnology.

The Knowledge, Applications, Research, and Technology or KART approach allows members of this collaborative, independent of their discipline or situational standing, to contribute to the learning experience by adding to or taking from the KART.

Knowledge: Graduate fellows, faculty, and teachers design content on nanosciences and nanotechnology such as lectures, slides, notes, problem sets, at various levels of sophistication to enrich K-12 curricula implemented for each grade level and the various subjects taught in K-12.

Applications: Teachers, graduate fellows and their sponsoring faculty in engineering demonstrate applications in nanotechnology in various fields of math, science, and engineering drawing upon the phenomenal examples that abound in nature in which K-12 students can draw comparisons.

Research: The graduate fellows and their faculty inculcate in K-12 students and their teachers research methods while K-12 students inspire the graduate fellows with their inquisitive nature. Graduate fellows present their own research in the schools and collaborate with the teachers to design grade-appropriate research projects.

Technology: The process of teaching using audiovisual and web-based technologies is largely underway however, the process of learning with technology has yet to mature and become commonplace, particularly in K-12 classrooms. The graduate fellows will develop digital cognitive tools (e.g., games and puzzles) to put into the hands of the students to provide a learning medium which is both interactive and fun.