The "Nano & Society" poster series provide an entry point for exploring the relationship between nanotechnology and society. They can be displayed on their own, used to spark an open-ended conversation, or paired with suggested activities.
This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in December 2014 about the International Year of Light. In 2013, the United Nations proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light (IYL). More than 100 organizations from more than 85 countries are participating in IYL. During this conversation we discussed scientific organizations that would make great partners for IYL events, shared light-related activities and videos developed by the NISE Network, and talked about the science behind some of those activities.
The University of Michigan Risk Bites takes a look at five things it is worth knowing about nanoparticles in sunscreens. How safe are they?
In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, Mr. O compares sunblock containing nanoparticles to ointment.
"NanoSense Activities" has 4 curriculum units to help high school teachers and students understand nanoscale science. Each unit includes background materials, directions and instructional materials. Units include: Size Matters - Introduction to Nanoscience, Clear Sunscreen - How Light Interacts with Matter, Clean Energy - Converting Light into Electricity, and Fine Filters - Filtering Solutions for Clean Water
"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.