NISE Network Blog

Building connections between social science and informal science education

Larry Bell
Members of the NISE Net Program group and faculty and students at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University are teaming up to demonstrate and discuss potential collaborations between the social science community and the informal science education community at a conference of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies in Seattle in early September.

Blowing Bubbles and Learning About Nanostructures

Vrylena Olney
Visitors to the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY, are blowing bubbles and exploring the nanoworld at the same time. Visitors to the outdoor science park investigate the properties of bubbles, structures that self-assemble from soap film. They also create large soap films, observing that the colors of the film depend on its thickness. Summer campers are using clear nail polish to make rainbow-colored thin films that won't pop.

How did you plan and schedule your NanoDays event?

Beck Tench

For this installment of the NanoDays Blog, I want you to answer the question: How did you plan and schedule your NanoDays event? NanoDays 2009 at Maryland Science CenterNanoDays 2009 at Maryland Science Center Here are some specific questions to help get you thinking.

There's nano in that summer camp! Part 1

Vrylena Olney
Photo by Carl Mydans from the LIFE Photo Archive As I mention in the June Nano Bite newsletter, lots of NISE Net partners are either planning nano-themed summer camps or using nano activities from the NanoDays kit or other sources in their camp programming. I'll be posting examples all this week, here's one of an entirely nano summer camp program: