A new textbook promises to explain to the masses what remains a mystery to most _ nanotechnology.
Nuttapun Supaka, a researcher of the National Nanotechnology Centre (Nanotec) shows his nanotechnology experimental activities book. LAMPHAIINTATHEP
"A textbook of nanotechnology can be found anywhere, but not books demonstrating nanotech experimental activities which are appropriate for all ages," said Nuttapun Supaka, researcher of National Nanotechnology Centre (Nanotec) under the National Science and Technology Development Agency.
Mr Nuttapun and his team have developed the Nanotechnology Experimental Activities book since 2005.
The book won an innovation award from the National Research Council of Thailand on Saturday. It offers a general concept of nanotechnology and 10 hands-on experiments.
Mr Nuttapun said nanotech experimental activities were normally explained in English. He said this is the first nanotech activity book for students in Thai.
"Our goal is to add nanotechnology to compulsory education for secondary students to learn," the researcher said.
If nanotech cannot be set as a core subject, Mr Nuttapun said it could be taught in science classes, as it bridges subjects such as physics, biology and chemistry. Training for the nanotechnology programme has been organised every year since 2008 to train secondary teachers and university lecturers.
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