Colors at the Nanoscale: Butterflies, Beetles and Opals

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Colors at the Nanoscale: Butterflies, Beetles and Opals

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In this activity, museum visitors will be exposed to the term ‘Photonic Crystals’. They will see and explore some of the well-known photonic crystals in nature and will also be able observe one method that scientists use in trying to replicate this process.

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Standards

History and nature of science: 

5-8: Nature of science
9-12: Nature of scientific knowledge

Physical science: 

K-4: Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
K-4: Properties of objects and materials
5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
9-12: Interactions of energy and matter
9-12: Structure and properties of matter
9-12: Structure of atoms

Science as inquiry: 

K-4: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
5-8: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
9-12: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: 

K-4: Types of resources
5-8: Science and technology in society
9-12: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

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