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DIY Nano Book

The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network's full collection of do-it-yourself science activities that investigate the nanoscale - the scale of atoms and molecules! These 'Do It Yourself' Nano activities and experiments allow families to experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology at home or on the go! They are are designed to be done in the comfort of your own home. Each activity includes lists of widely available, inexpensive materials, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. Go ahead, give 'em a try!

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NanoDays Collection Book

A compendium of NanoDays activities and resources from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network. The NISE Net has created this compendium of all NanoDays activities and resources to enhance partner's ability to continue to host NanoDays events and strengthen local partnerships. These materials can be adapted for use anytime of the year in various other events and regular programs. Links to digital downloads are provided for Spanish and English digital files for all the instructions, guides, signs, and activity training videos for these NanoDays activities.

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Horton Senses Something Small

In the "Horton Senses Something Small" story time program young visitors listen to the Dr. Seuss book "Horton Hears a Who". They look at small things using lenses and use their sense of smell to detect things that are too small to see. Visitors also make and decorate a craft.

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Selected Books About Nano

A brief list of select nano resources for reference, a gentle introduction to nano, as well as some children's books suitable for read-aloud story-times or to augment another program.

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How Small Is Nano? book and poster

What is a nanometer? What things are measured in nanometers? Is a red blood cell bigger or smaller than a bacteria? Step down in size to find out the answers and learn about different types of units that are used to measure very tiny things. This children's book may be downloaded for free from or purchased in hard copy at www.lulu.com or www.amazon.com. See Resources tab for links.

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Calendar of Seasonal Events and Holidays - STEM Throughout the Year!

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!

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Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12

By: M. Gail Jones, Michael R. Falvo, Amy R. Taylor, and Bethany P. Broadwell NSTA Press Book, 2007 ISBN 978-1-93353-105-2 Member Price: $20.76, Nonmember Price: $25.95 Grade Level: Middle School, High School

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Horton Hears a Who! Storytime

In this story time program, visitors actively listen to "Horton Hears a Who!" by Dr. Seuss. Before the story is read, children make paper “elephant ears” to wear. After the story, they use their sense of smell to explore scent molecules that are too small to see. This story time can also be presented in Spanish by using the Spanish-language story book.

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