Getting a Sense of Smell

In this episode of O Wow Moments featuring Mr. O from the Children’s Museum of Houston, we play a little game called "Guess That Smell!" where we explore how our sense of smell works. It turns out that we are nanosensors - our noses actually sense molecules - things close to a billionth of a meter in size! But, as you'll see in this video, be careful about with whom you play the game... Many thanks to the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) and the National Science Foundation for funding this video.

Molecular Gastronomy

In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, we take a look at the fusion of science and cooking - molecular gastronomy. Find out how to make your own ice cream topping that requires a scientist (namely, you) to create it and how it relates to nanotechnology!

NanoDays Promotional Video

Our NanoDays promotional videos invite learners of all ages to "come see what's so big about the super small!" Invite your visitors to celebrate nano science, engineering, and technology at your NanoDays event! Choose from either the 30 second or 15 second versions. The videos are free for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Molecularium Molecules to the Max

The Molecularium® Project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed educational cartoon films that explore the world of atoms and molecules. The videos are aimed at young people, families, and school groups. Additional resources include images and an educator's guide.

• Molecularium - Riding Snowflakes is the Digital Dome Experience that takes young audiences into the magical, musical world of atoms and molecules! A 23-minute immersive show for digital domes and planetariums released in 2005.

Dragonfly TV-Nano

DragonflyTV Nano showcases kids conducting inquiry-based investigations, aided by science museums and university research labs nationwide. The DragonflyTV Nano series presents the "big ideas" in nanoscience and nanotechnology The accompanying website provides links to online games and activities, in-depth educator guides, and episode synopses.


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