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Engaging the Public in Nano Key Concepts

"Engaging the Public in Nano" provides an overview of key concepts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, as identified by the NISE Network. This document is intended as a resource for educators and others who engage the public in informal learning experiences.

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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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Intro to Nano Cart Demo

This cart demonstration reviews the basics about nanotechnology. Visitors learn that nanoscale objects are very small and have surprising properties because of their size. They also learn about some of the possible technologies that may lead to. They mix chemicals, turn potatoes black, generate electricity, and see invisible light in their exploration.

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Introduction to Nanoscience, by the Kavli Foundation video

With funding from the Kavali Institute and narrated by Alan Alda, this video provides a brief introduction to nanoscience, looking back at Richard Feynman's "There's plenty of room at the bottom..." speech 50 years later, and reflecting on how far we've come with nanoscale research and possible future potential.

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Intro to Nano-Reference Articles

These 16 articles offer a gentle introduction to nano science and technology, and can be used as marketing pieces for discussing nano with the press during NanoDays or other nano event promotion.

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It's a Nano World

It's a Nano World is a traveling 3,000 square feet exhibition developed and toured by the Sciencenter. It's a Nano World introduces children and their families to the biological wonders of the nano world and is designed for 5-8 year olds and their families.

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TryNano

An overview of nanotechnology developed by IEEE, IBM, and the New York Hall of Science. The website includes information on materials and applications, interviews with nanotechnology experts, and extensive online resources such as lesson plans, games, and images.

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