Nano Future Tellers are origami-folded, interactive pocket game to educate visitors ages 7-12 about future nano products! Everyone's favorite fortune telling game brings potential future nano products to life!
This is a framework for a summer camp for campers aged 8 - 10 years. Campers learn about nanoscale science and engineering through hands-on activities. The framework can be delivered in 5 half-day (1.5 – 2 hour) sessions. Alternately, the sessions do not have to be delivered consecutively. The first session (Intro to Science and Technology on the Nanoscale) can be used on its own or paired with any of the other four sessions.
Initially developed by the New York Hall of Science to establish a partnership with a local Boys and Girls Club, this four-week After School Framework designed for children between the ages of 8 to 12 highlights NISE Net activities, demos and programs and provides the children with a basic understanding and appreciation for nanoscale science concepts.
Visitors will learn how nanotechnology is being used to create new types of protective fabrics. The classic experiment “Oobleck” is used to demonstrate how scientists are using similar techniques to recreate this phenomenon in flexible fabrics.
In this activity, museum visitors will be exposed to the term ‘Photonic Crystals’. They will see and explore some of the well-known photonic crystals in nature and will also be able observe one method that scientists use in trying to replicate this process.
The interactive image scaler software allows users to see macro scale to micro scale over a spectrum of images. Users can explore size scale relative to one and other. The Image Scaler is designed to be employed in a variety of settings – to be easily downloaded and used in classroom settings, shown during presentations, and potentially developed into an unmediated floor model.
This is a large group version of the Surface Area program. In this interactive stage presentation, audience members are measured in nanometers and demonstrate the effectiveness of "nano" silver in killing germs. Other highlights include a fireball that starts and ends the show. Visitors learn that nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area to volume ratio.
What is Nanomedicine? This is a narrated-and-captioned 2.5 minute video which plays in English or Spanish. Colorful animation and researcher commentary provide a brief overview of some of the basic ideas and goals of nanomedicine.
This hands-on activity will guide you in making a synthetic gecko tape with micron sized hairs that mimics that behavior of the gecko foot. The process is called "nanomolding." Also described is an easy setup using Legos for testing how much weight the gecko tape can hold. Significant amount of research is ongoing in the field of synthetic Gecko tape due to its wide variety of applications. This program gives a glimpse of one of the methods used by researchers for making a synthetic gecko tape and its properties.
"Invisible Sunblock" is a hands-on activity exploring how nano-scale particles are used in mineral sunblocks to increase their transparency. Visitors compare nano and non-nano sunblocks to a visual representation of the effect of particle size on visibility.