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.
Nature of Dye
In this activity, learners create their own dyes and art while exploring how chemicals interact.
Chemistry is Colorful
In this activity, learners try to solve the mystery of which ink came from what marker by using colorful paper chromatography.
Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light
In this activity, learners discover how colored filters can help reveal more about an image and we can use light and filters to learn more about an object.
NISE Network logo - National Informal STEM Education Network
Promotional materials for the National Informal STEM Education Network including logos, colors, font, and specifications in multiple formats.
Interference Acrylics: Painting with Structural Color
In this activity, learners explore structural color by comparing acrylic paint and interference acrylic paint
Butterfly Blues video
In this O Wow Moments video, Mr. O talks about iridescence and Blue Morpho butterflies.
Exploring Structures - Butterfly
In this activity, learners investigate how butterfly wings get their color and that some wings get their color from the nanoscale structures on the wings instead of pigments.