"Exploring Forces - Gravity" is a hands on activity in which visitors discover that it’s easy to pour water out of a regular-sized cup, but not out of a miniature cup. They learn that size can affect the way materials like water behave.
"Explore Science - Zoom into Nano version Gravity Fail" (2016) version designed for groups and community outreach.
- A material can act differently when it’s nanometer-sized.
- Different physical forces dominate when things get very, very small. For example, gravity is very apparent to us on the macroscale, but it’s hardly noticeable on the nanoscale.
- Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
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