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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

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.

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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...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

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

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 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

Nano Mini-Exhibition host resources

Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology....

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game

"Exploring Size - Powers of Ten" is a card game exploring the relative sizes of various objects. Visitors compete to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest. "Explore Science - Zoom into Nano Powers...

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

Exploring Size - Memory Game

"Exploring Size - Memory Game" is a card game exploring the different size scales - macro, micro and nano - objects within these different scales and the way these objects are measured. Visitors compete to find matching pairs of cards.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Exploring Products - Nano Sand

"Exploring Products - Nano Sand" is a hands-on activity exploring how water behaves differently when it comes in contact with nano sand and regular sand. Visitors learn about the hydrophobic properties of nano sand. "Explore Science - Zoom info Nano...

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

Exploring Forces - Static Electricity

"Exploring Forces - Static Electricity" is a hands-on activity in which visitors discover that electrostatic forces cause smaller balls to be suspended in a tube while larger ones fall to the bottom. They learn that size can affect the way...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Intro to Nano video

"Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal?" is a broad overview of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by nanoscale science, and dives into the super tiny scale of nanotechnology.

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

Exploring Size - StretchAbility

"Exploring Size - StretchAbility" is a hands and feet-on game that explores the different sizes of things in the world. Visitors learn that a nanometer is a billionth of a meter.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Treating Disease exhibit

This interactive component is about cutting-edge medical treatments that are being developed with nanotechnology. Gold Nanoshells, demonstrates how tiny nanoparticles of gold are being used to destroy cancerous tumors. Visitors inject gold nanoshell marbles into the bloodstream and watch as...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Zoom Into the Human Bloodstream poster

This illustration shows the circulatory system across 10 orders of magnitude. Using the conventions of visual perspective the image travels in one continuous "landscape" from the human scale at the top to the atomic scale in the foreground. Placing objects...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Products - Nano Fabrics

"Exploring Products - Nano Fabric" is a hands-on activity exploring how the application of nano-sized whiskers can protect clothing from stains. Visitors investigate the hydrophobic properties of pants made from nano fabric and ordinary fabric.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

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...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Tools - Special Microscopes

"Exploring Tools - Special Microscopes" is a hands-on activity in which visitors use a flexible magnet as a model for a scanning probe microscope. They learn that SPMs are an example of a special tool that scientists use to work...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Exploring Structures - Buckyballs

"Exploring Structures - Buckyballs" is a hands-on activity in which visitors fold up a precut shape to make a model of a buckyball. They learn that buckyballs are tiny, soccerball-shaped molecules made of carbon.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Exploring Size - Measure Yourself

"Exploring Size - Measure Yourself" is a hands-on activity in which visitors mark their height on a height chart and discover how tall they are in nanometers. They learn that although being a billion nanometers tall sounds impressive, it doesn't...

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

Sizing Things Down card game

This is a card game which can be played with museum visitors. Visitors will learn the relative sizes of various objects. They compete against each other (or you) to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Materials - Ferrofluid

"Exploring Materials - Ferrofluid" is a hands-on activity demonstrating that a material can act differently when it's nanometer-sized. Visitors investigate the properties of ferrofluid and magnetic black sand, learning that the surprising difference in the behavior of these two materials...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals

"Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals" is a hands on activity demonstrating that the way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its structure on the nanoscale. Visitors investigate the properties of a heat sensitive liquid crystal and make...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

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