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Online Brown-Bag: What's Coming in Your NanoDays Kit (Recorded)

This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in 2014; this conversation walks you through all the materials found in the NanoDays 2014 Physical Kit. The discussion provides an overview of the activities, advice for using training materials, and suggestions for marketing templates. Presented by Christina Akers of the Science Museum of Minnesota For more information, and for a link to the recording, please see the Resources section of this page.

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Online Brown-Bag: The Science Behind NanoDays 2014 - Part 1 (Recorded)

This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in 2014 and focuses on the applications and scientific background behind the following NanoDays 2014 kit activities: • Exploring Materials - Oobleck • Exploring Materials - Ferrofluid Presented by: Lizzie Hager-Barnard of the Lawrence Hall of Science For more information, and for a link to the recording, please see the Resources section of this page.

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Online Brown-Bag: The Science Behind NanoDays 2014 - Part 2 (Recorded)

This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in 2014, which focuses on the applications and scientific background behind the following NanoDays 2014 kit activities: • Exploring Properties - Electric Squeeze • Exploring Properties - Capillary Action Presented by: Lizzie Hager-Barnard of the Lawrence Hall of Science For more information, and for a link to the recording, please see the Resources section of this page.

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Invisibility Cloak video

A short film comedically exploring the idea of invisibility cloaks and how this possible new technology may influence society.

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A Little Bit of Sunshine

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.

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Nano Museum Labels (Graphic Signs) (NanoDays 2013)

This series of museum labels are designed for general use in your museum or institution to highlight existing connections to nanoscale science, engineering, or technology. NISE Net partners are already coming up with creative ways to use these labels to showcase nano. For example, you can make a scavenger hunt or special tour to encourage visitors to find all the connections! Additional templates (.doc and .indd) are also provided so that you can create your own signage and content.

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Nanotechnology Spin-a-Prize! (NanoDays 2013)

"Nanotechnology Spin-a-Prize!" introduces visitors to the basics of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology (“nano”) through a game show format. Visitors learn that nanometer-sized things are small and often behave differently than larger things do, and that work in this emerging field leads to new knowledge and innovations. Visitors also consider the ways that nanotechnology will affect our lives.

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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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Exploring Properties - UV Bracelets (NanoDays 2013)

"Exploring Properties - UV Bracelets" is a hands-on activity in which visitors use ultraviolet light to change the color of beads that contain photochromic dye. They learn that the UV beads change color as a result of nanoscale shifts in the shape of the dye molecules.

"Explore Science - Zoom info Nano UV Bracelets" (2016) version designed for groups and community outreach.

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