Exploring Nano & Society - Tell a Nano Story

NISE Network product
"Exploring Nano & Society - Tell a Nano Story" is a hands-on activity in which visitors are inspired by picture cards to tell a story about nanotechnologies in the future. Visitors explore how technologies and society influence each other and how people’s values shape how nanotechnologies are developed and adopted.


Big Idea

Technologies and society influence each other.

Learning Goals

Technologies and society influence each other.

People’s values shape how technologies are developed and adopted.

Technologies affect social relationships.

Technologies work because they are part of larger systems.

Nano Content Map
Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.



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.

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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.