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Exploring Structures - Buckyballs

"Exploring Structures - Buckyballs" is a hands-on activity in which visitors fold up a precut shape to make a model of a buckyball. They learn that buckyballs are tiny, soccerball-shaped molecules made of carbon.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Forms of Carbon

"Forms of Carbon" is a cart demo that demonstrates how the nanoscale arrangement of atoms dramatically impacts a material’s macroscale behavior. Visitors learn about the structure and properties of four different forms of carbon. During the program, visitors interact with...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Graphite Flakes

Scanning Electron Microscope image of flakes of graphite from common pencil lead. • SIZE: Scale bar representes 30 µm. • IMAGING TOOL: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Nanotube models

Vector illustrations of ball-and-stick models of carbon nanotube structures on a black or white background.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Graphite models

Vector illustrations of ball-and-stick models of a graphite structure on a black or white background.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Graphene models

Vector illustrations of ball-and-stick models of a graphene structure on a black or white background.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Diamond models

Vector illustrations of ball-and-stick models of a diamond structure on a black or white background.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Online Workshop Nano Brown-Bag: The Science Behind NanoDays 2015 - Part 1

This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in February 2015 focused on the applications and scientific background behind NISE Net activities related to graphene and nano-coatings. The presentation covered a variety of past and present...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Scientific Image - Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Yarn

This scanning electron microscope image shows nanotube yarn fibers drawn from a "nanotube forest." Nanometer and micron-sized yarn or fibers drawn from multiwalled carbon nanotubes can have tensile strengths comparable to or exceeding those of spider silk. Replacing metal wires...

Project
Linked Products

Scientific Image - Nanotubes Mimicking Gecko Feet

The nanoscale structures on a gecko's foot enable it to cling to most surfaces. This scanning electron microscope image shows multiwalled carbon nanotubes attached to a polymer backing, an experiment designed to replicate the gecko foot's adhesive properties. The gecko's...

Project
Linked Products

Scientific Image - Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Yarn

Nanoscale fibers drawn from multiwalled carbon nanotubes have strengths comparable to spider silk. Replacing metal wires in electronic textiles with these super-strong yarns could lead to important new functionalities, such as the ability to actuate (as an artificial muscle) and...

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Linked Products

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

Nanotube Models

"Nanotube Models" is a facilitated tabletop program aimed at educating the public about the properties and applications of carbon nanotubes. Visitors will be able to use Molecular Visions model kits to build carbon nanotubes. The models can be started by...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Nobel Winning Experiment

In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, we take a look at a Nobel Prize winning experiment!

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Materials - Graphene

"Exploring Materials - Graphene" is a hands-on activity in which visitors use tape and graphite to make graphene and test the conductivity of graphite. They learn that graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern...

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

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