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Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game

"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...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
Explore Science: Zoom into Nano kit
NanoDays kit

Flying Cars

Visitors "travel through time" with a host playing several characters: from the Future, 1900, 1945 and 1999. Visitors answer questions in a quiz about other people's predictions of future technology, and then are invited to make their own predictions.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Is That Robot Real? children's book and poster

What is a robot, and how small can robots be? Are there robots the size of a hand? How about the size of a strand of hair? Can a robot be as tiny as a single molecule? Learn what makes...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Aerogel

This cart demonstration introduces the nanomaterial aerogel, a glass nanofoam. Visitors learn how aerogel is made, how well it insulates, and learn about its other unique properties. They see real aerogel and feel how well it insulates.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring the Solar System: Story Blocks

"Exploring the Solar System: Story Blocks" is a creative, open-ended collaborative storytelling activity. The goal of this activity is to allow for conversation and play while also guiding children and caregivers to develop a strong story about science and exploration. Some...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring the Solar System: Observe the Moon

The Observe the Moon bundle includes tools, resources, and activities to help facilitators and learners observe and learn about the Moon from Earth.

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition

Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is an engaging and interactive museum exhibition about Earth and space science for family audiences.

The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is intended for long-term display in museums across the United States, where it will engage millions...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project

Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light

"Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light" demonstrates how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe. Most objects in the universe are so distant from us that we can only...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits

In "Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits," participants simulate one of the methods scientists use to discover planets orbiting distant stars. Even when a planet is too far away to observe directly, scientists can infer its presence by watching for slight...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space Digital Toolkit

In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.

These files contain the complete 2017 Explore Science:  Earth and Space digital toolkit, including all planning and...

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Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Calendar of Seasonal Events and Holidays - STEM Throughout the Year!

Ideas for incorporating current science, engineering, and technology content into holidays, seasons, annual events, and special events: from STEM-themed events like National Chemistry Week and Astronomy Day to holidays like Halloween and Valentine's Day!

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Nano & Society - Space Elevator

"Exploring Nano & Society - Space Elevator" is a open-ended conversational experience in which visitors imagine and draw what a space elevator might look like, what support systems would surround it, and what other technologies it might enable. Conversation around...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Exploring Nano & Society - Flying Cars

"Exploring Nano & Society - Flying Cars" is a hands-on activity in which visitors imagine and build a flying car out of small foam pieces. Conversations around this process lead visitors to explore how technologies and society influence each other...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

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