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Zoom into a Blue Morpho Butterfly video

In this 3-minute video, the viewer zooms into a Blue Morpho Butterfly from macroscale to nanoscale.
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Looking at an opal through a scanning electron microscope

Colors at the Nanoscale: Butterflies, Beetles and Opals

In this activity, learners will be exposed to the term ‘Photonic Crystals,' explore some of the well-known photonic crystals in nature and will also be able observe one method that scientists use in trying to replicate this process.
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Scientific Image - Overlapping Scales of Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing

Magnified image of a blue morpho butterfly wing using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Nanoscale Structures on a Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing

Magnified image of a blue morpho butterfly wing using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing

Magnified image of a Blue Morpho butterfly wing.
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Scientific Image - Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing (reflected light)

Magnified image of a blue morpho butterfly's wing using an Optical Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing (non-reflected light)

Magnified image of a blue morpho butterfly's wing using an Optical Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Blue Morpho Butterfly

Photograph of a blue morpho butterfly using an optical camera.
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Scientific Image - Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing Microribs

Magnified image of blue morpho butterfly wing microribs using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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What is nano about museum labels thumbnails of signs part 1

Nano Museum Labels (Graphic Signs)

These museum graphic labels highlight everyday connections to nanoscale science including: chocolate, food packaging, water, a window, paint, a toilet, a soap bubble, fashion, a sock, a pencil, a butterfly, a gecko, a laptop, an elevator, and a local city.
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Children looking at Gecko with magnifying glass

Biomimicry: From Nature to Nanotech

In this long activity, learners will engage in activities showing various natural phenomena that scientists and engineers have emulated to address human problems.
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