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.
Changing Colors exhibit
An exhibit that was part of the Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition that shows how some high-tech nanomaterials mimic natural phenomena.
Scientific Image - Overlapping Scales of Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing
Magnified image of a blue morpho butterfly wing using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
Calendar of Seasonal Events and Holidays - STEM Throughout the Year!
Educators can find ideas for incorporating STEM content into holidays, seasons, annual events, and special events throughout the year.
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.
Butterfly Blues video
In this O Wow Moments video, Mr. O talks about iridescence and Blue Morpho butterflies.