Ideas for incorporating current science, engineering, and technology content into holidays, seasons, annual events, and special events: from STEM-themed events like National Chemistry Week and Astronomy Day to holidays like Halloween and Valentine's Day!
The University of Michigan Risk Bites takes a look at five things it is worth knowing about nanoparticles in sunscreens. How safe are they?
This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in 2014. This brown-bag conversation covers tips and best practices for incorporating nano into summer camps. Presented by: Angela Ameling of the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, Michele Laverty of the National Ag Science Center, and Meghan Schiedel of the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum For more information, and for a link to the recording, please see the Resources section of this page.
This program describes a weeklong summer camp for high school students. The camp does not assume any previous knowledge of the field and thus is open to students from all backgrounds. It is hands‐on; application based and also gives a broad overview to nanoscience/nanotechnology as a field with many career opportunities. Students are able to gain a comprehensive understanding through activities that introduce them to the unique
"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.