Presidential Decisions Game

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This Flash game presents you, the President, with several national decisions about nanotechnology. Advisors and lobbyists give suggestions as you try to remain popular and get reelected.


Big Idea

The future is difficult to predict, even with lots of information.

Learning Goals

Nanotechnology can affect our society in many ways.

Predicting how science and technology research will turn out is difficult.

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


Year created

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.


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.