Singapore exports nanotechnology learning tools

Now, kids around the world can benefit from the nanoeducational prowess of Singapore. (Or at least rich kids can.) The ever-vigilant website Nanowerk brings word of three Nano-Bio educational kits available for ordering from Singapore. They’re perhaps a bit more bio- than nano-oriented, but whatever gets kids doing science and technology is helpful:

One of the problems with new technologies advancing so quickly is that the classroom can be left a long way behind. Recognizing this, Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) is arming teachers with new tools to revitalize their teaching of science in the classrooms.

IBN has launched a series of educational Kits to help secondary school and junior college teachers inject cutting-edge concepts in their laboratory lessons. Aimed at students between the ages of 15 and 19, the IBN Nano-Bio Kits feature interactive experiments and lessons on practical applications in nanobiotechnology, drug delivery and medical devices.

The kits are pricey, but remember the prices shown are in Singapore dollars. To get US dollars, multiply by about 2/3. And why should kids have all the fun? Adults should feel free to get kits for themselves as well.

There’s an appealingly-named “Soft Launch Video” available, which takes a while to download. You may think they are saying IBM, but no, it’s IBN, for the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore. —Christine

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