Online Brown-Bag: The Science Behind NanoDays 2015 - Part 2 (Recorded)

This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in March 2015 focused on the applications and scientific background behind NISE Net activities related to nano food and transmission electron microscopes (TEMs). The presentation covered a variety of past and present NanoDays activities, including Exploring Products - Nano Food and Exploring Tools - Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEMs).

Nano Museum Labels (Graphic Signs) (NanoDays 2013)

This series of museum labels are designed for general use in your museum or institution to highlight existing connections to nanoscale science, engineering, or technology. NISE Net partners are already coming up with creative ways to use these labels to showcase nano. For example, you can make a scavenger hunt or special tour to encourage visitors to find all the connections! Additional templates (.doc and .indd) are also provided so that you can create your own signage and content.

Kitchen Chemistry

“Kitchen Chemistry” is a live stage presentation about recognizing and exploring the science that we practice every day in our very own homes. We take a look at the chemistry behind a seemingly simple bowl of spaghetti – from boiling water, to the behavior of starches and lubricants both on the macro- and nanoscale, to the nanosensors that determine our perception of taste and smell; how cooking is a complex chemistry, and how we are complex in the ways we experience our food. The presentation consists of multiple demonstrations, many including audience participation.

Mentos and Soda Explosion

Presenter puts Mentos candy into soda to create a soda fountain. This is a dramatic demonstration of the effects of surface area.

This demonstration isn’t heavily focused on nanotechnology,but can be a spectacular finale that you add on to other nano demos like Intro to Nano or Surface Area. (It’s probably best as a substitution for Alka-Seltzer, rather than being performed with it.) It’s also just a crowd pleasing demo that briefly mentions nano.

Sweet Self-Assembly

The "Sweet Self-Assembly" program focuses on the creation of macrocapsules using self-assembly techniques. Participants make edible macrocapsules using techniques similar to those being used in laboratories to make nanocapsules or “smart drugs”.

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