Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game (NanoDays 2011, 2012, and 2014)

NISE Network product
"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 of Ten Game" (2016) version designed for groups and community outreach.


Big Idea

Things come in different sizes - and size is important!

Learning Goals

Things come in different sizes - and size is important!

A nanometer is a billionth of a meter

Nano Content Map
Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.



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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