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Online Workshop: NISE Network Partner Reopening Strategies PART 2

As shutdowns and restrictions across the country are gradually being lifted and museums begin to reopen their doors and engage their communities, how are NISE Network partner organizations faring? Over the past few months, shutdowns have caused our institutions to...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project

Let's Do Chemistry! Changing Attitudes about Chemistry Video

Responding to a call in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2016 report on Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments, the Museum of Science, Science Museum of Minnesota, and National Informal STEM Education Network, partnered with the American...

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ChemAttitudes
Kit
Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit

2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space Digital Toolkit

In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society. These files contain the complete 2020 Explore Science:  Earth and Space digital toolkit, including all planning and...

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Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Explore Science: Earth & Space activity and content training videos

Included here are links to each activity training and content training video for the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits, as well as a link to the entire Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit video album. Videos include both activity faciltation and...

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Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Building with Biology Digital Kit

The Building with Biology kit is designed to help museum and scientist partners engage public audiences in conversations and hands-on activities about the field of synthetic biology and the ways this emerging technology is interconnected with society.

Kit contents list...

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Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
Kit
Building with Biology kit

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...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

NanoDays Collection Book

A compendium of NanoDays activities and resources from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network. The NISE Network has created this compendium of all NanoDays activities and resources to enhance partner's ability to continue to host NanoDays events and strengthen local...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Explore Science - Zoom into Nano Planning & Promotional Materials

Everything you need to plan and promote your Explore Science event! The Museum & Community Partnerships Explore Science - Zoom into Nano kits are designed to facilitate new or expanded collaborations with local community partners in an effort to engage...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
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Explore Science: Zoom into Nano kit

Museum & Community Partnerships: Collaboration Guide and additional resources

This guide offers an introduction to collaborations between museums and youth-serving community organizations. While this guide is designed specifically for museums and community organizations, much of the content contained in this document can be applied to all kinds and levels...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
Explore Science: Zoom into Nano kit

Team-Based Inquiry Training Videos

This series of films is part of the NISE Network's Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) professional development package. TBI is an approach to empowering professionals to get the data they need, when they need it, in order to improve their products and practices...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Fabrication - Electroplating

"Exploring Fabrication - Electroplating" is a hands on activity in which visitors coat a nickel coin with copper using the electroplating process. They learn that electroplating can deposit nanometer-thin layers of materials.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Zoom into a Microchip video

This zoom video explores the inner-workings of a microchip. We start with a digital camera and transition to a scanning electron microscope. You'll see the tiny wires and the crisscrossing patterns of the microchip's circuits while learning a bit about...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Summative Evaluation Study of the Nano Mini-exhibition Public Impacts (2013)

This summative evaluation study focused on the reach of the Nano mini-exhibition and whether or not the exhibit was successful in providing visitors with an engaging and educational experience. This study also analyzed the mini-exhibition’s success in different contexts and...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Team-Based Inquiry Guide (evaluation capacity building tool)

Evaluation capacity building tools and resources. Team-based inquiry (TBI) is a practical approach to empowering education professionals to get the data they need, when they need it, to improve their products and practices and, ultimately, more effectively engage public and...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Whatisnano.org website

The NISE Network has created a website for public audiences featuring links to videos, audio material, podcasts, games, DIY activities, and NanoDays information for the public. The site also features information about the Nano mini-exhibition including audio description files in...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Nano and Society Training Materials

Staff training materials for Nano & Society workshop. The workshop focused on preparing museum educators to engage the public in conversations about the relationship between nanotechnology and society. Workshop participants learned new hands-on activities, full-length programs, and ideas for facilitating...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Nano 101 Intro to Nano slide presentations

Several different versions of Introduction to Nano slide presentation professional development designed to help prepare educators to engage the public in the field of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

  • Nano 101 powerpoint presentation slides (NanoDays training version): Nano 101 introduces educators to...
Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

DIY Nano App - iPad version

The DIY Nano app HD (for iPads) allows families to experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology at home or on the go! The apps provide free, easy to use, hands-on activities at your fingertips. Each activity includes material...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Zoom into a Blue Morpho Butterfly video

Zoom into the natural nanostructures that manipulate light on a Blue Morpho Butterfly! Starting with a normal digital camera, we zoom into the wing of the Blue Morpho using more powerful microscopes. We see the wing underneath an optical microscope...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Zoom into a Lotus Leaf video

In this film "Zoom into a Lotus Leaf," see an up close look at the tiny nanostructures that give the leaf its unique behavior. The Lotus Leaf is a symbol of purity because it appears to be perpetually clean. We...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Nano and Me Videos

Meet Macro and Nano. Nano is WAY smaller than Macro and has some very surprising properties! These short (~30 second) clips introduce visitors to simple fundamentals about the nanoscale.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

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