Nanotechnology portable table-top exhibition for outreach

  • portable tabletop exhibition by OMSI
  • portable tabletop exhibition by OMSI
  • portable tabletop exhibition by OMSI
  • portable tabletop exhibition by OMSI
NISE Network product

This is a portable table-top bilingual (English/ Spanish) exhibition designed for outreach. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the secrets of nanotechnology in settings such as community fairs and science festivals. All components were designed and developed to be easily transportable and durable to withstand different kinds of environments. Nanotechnology: What’s the Big Deal? portable table-top exhibits were developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) for the NISE Network in 2011..

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Learning Goals

Visitors will develop or further their interest in science and specifically, nanotechnology.

Visitors will engage in scientific reasoning skills: manipulate, test, explore, predict, question, observe, and make sense of the natural and physical world.

Nano Content Map
Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
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.

Owning institution

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)


Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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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.