Creating a Big Impact with a Small Foot Print

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The goals of the Nano exhibition are to provide an opportunity for visitors to learn about key concepts related to nano and to create an engaging experience that would allow visitors to find personal relevance and meaning in the exhibition content. Through careful layering of messages and information, this size exhibition allows broad access as well as deep exploration of content and ideas. This guide reviews the development process for Nano, as well as the impact it has had on host sites across the U.S.


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Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

Owning institution

Science Museum of Minnesota


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Development Process
NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.