"Exploring Products - Computer Hard Drives" is a hands on activity in which visitors use floating ring magnets to store data. They learn that computer hard drives are one of the most common applications of nanotechnology.
"Exploring Materials - Memory Metal" is a hands on activity in which visitors compare the properties of a memory metal spring to an ordinary spring. They learn that the way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its structure on the nanoscale.
These colorful educational posters cover all four NanoDays key concepts. Use the posters to help decorate and define the space for your NanoDays event, call attention to specific activities or programs, and provide additional content to visitors.
In this episode of O Wow Moments featuring Mr. O from the Children’s Museum of Houston, we play a little game called "Guess That Smell!" where we explore how our sense of smell works. It turns out that we are nanosensors - our noses actually sense molecules - things close to a billionth of a meter in size! But, as you'll see in this video, be careful about with whom you play the game... Many thanks to the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) and the National Science Foundation for funding this video.
Our NanoDays promotional videos invite learners of all ages to "come see what's so big about the super small!" Invite your visitors to celebrate nano science, engineering, and technology at your NanoDays event! Choose from either the 30 second or 15 second versions. The videos are free for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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Here is a selection of NISE Net press photos! Please use these images for marketing NISE Net related events, and in creating NISE Net related materials. These photos are free for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Please see the Credit and Acknowledgment PDF, under the resources tab, for detailed information on how to use and credit the photos.
"Exploring Products - Sunblock" is a hands-on activity comparing sunblock containing nanoparticles to ointment. Visitors learn how some sunblocks that rub in clear contain nanoparticles that block harmful rays from the sun.
"Exploring Materials - Thin Films" is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. They learn that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors.
"Exploring Size - Scented Balloons" lets visitors use their sense of smell to explore the world on the nanoscale. They learn that we can smell some things that are too small to see, and that a nanometer is a billionth of a meter.