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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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Changing Colors Exhibit as viewed from the left.

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.
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Nature of Dye

Nature of Dye

In this activity, learners create their own dyes and art while exploring how chemicals interact.
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Chemistry is Colorful

Chemistry is Colorful

In this activity, learners try to solve the mystery of which ink came from what marker by using colorful paper chromatography.
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hands holding up colored filters in Filtered Light activity

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.
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NISE Network logo - larger field

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.
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Interference Acrylics: Painting with Structural Color

In this activity, learners explore structural color by comparing acrylic paint and interference acrylic paint
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Closeup photo of Blue Morpho Butterfly

Butterfly Blues video

In this O Wow Moments video, Mr. O talks about iridescence and Blue Morpho butterflies.
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Exploring Structures - Butterfly activity - two children looking at Blue Morpho butterfly

Exploring Structures - Butterfly

In this activity, learners investigate how some butterfly wings get their color and that some wings get their color from the nanoscale structures on the wings instead of pigments.
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