1. Description of Our Team
Four students, worked together to complete this project. two of us have participated in doors to DIPLOMACY IN 2007. TEAM MEMBERS : ANKIT S. (14yrs.) MADHUSUDAN K. (13yrs.) PRATIK G. (14yrs.) SHWETA S. (14yrs.)
ADULT COACH : MISS MADHAVI S.
ANKIT (14years) IS techno-crazy. HE HAS DESIGNED OUR WEBSITE.
MADHUSUDAN (13years) is one of those serious types who believe in the true virtues of hard work. His mantra: work diligently.
PRATIK (14 years) enjoys looking at all aspects and provide constructive criticism (though not always makes people happy!).
SHWETA (14 years) supplied many of our intellectual inputs. She loves doing all the hard work, pouring over voluminous books, to provide the insight into nanotechnology.
Miss Madhavi Sarang (Coach), believes in hardwork,. she is so helpful being around and provides so much inspiration and bright ideas.
2. Summary of Our Project
Nanotechnology is a group of emerging technologies is set to change the world. Nanotechnology is the field of applied science and technology covering a broad range of topics. It involves structures, devices and having novel properties and functions due to arrangement of their atoms on the 1 to 100 nanometer scale.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
There was a perennial problem with school internet connection. And also as nanotechnology is a upcoming feild , there were very few people to interview and discuss on this topic.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The students of our school are now really aware WHAT NANOTECHNOLOGY IS all about. Also by the surveys conducted by our students in the local community, the members felt that our project helped to understand this upcoming technology. So many are now experts on the subject. who knows many would become nano scientists of the future.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project aimed at general and international content standards for people of all ages. The students learned to find information from the resources available to them and interpret and combine it in the best possible way. Though all of us had different research topics we learnt that all our topics are interconnected and without exchanging the RESULTS, no conclusion is possible. Communication IN TEAM is very crucial and while discussing any topic everybody’s opinion matters. we felt that internet for teaching and learning is more effective than traditional methods as it provides a myriad of information with just a click whereas traditional methods provide information from one specific textbook.