The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry, and federal agencies.
This lesson, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, covers magnetism. Students will experiment with ferrofluid which is "a unique material that has both magnetic and liquid properties. It is a colloidal solution of nano-sized particle of magnetite suspended in a liquid." A Teacher Preparation Guide, Student Guide, and Next Generation Science Standards for the lesson are included.
This page from Fab Lab: Digital Fabrication Learning Community contains all the files necessary to create a church yard decoration for the holiday season. A pdf document lists the materials needed while a .cdr file (Corel Draw software), a .crv file (Cut Studio and Part Works software), and a laser and vinyl cutter can be used to create the item. These materials could be used in a lesson in an introductory engineering or manufacturing course.