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Nano and Society Training Materials

Staff training materials for Nano & Society workshop. The workshop focused on preparing museum educators to engage the public in conversations about the relationship between nanotechnology and society. Workshop participants learned new hands-on activities, full-length programs, and ideas for facilitating...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Nano & Society Posters

The "Nano & Society" poster series provide an entry point for exploring the relationship between nanotechnology and society. They can be displayed on their own, used to spark an open-ended conversation, or paired with suggested activities.

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

SmallTalk Podcasts

SmallTalk is a podcast series chatting about nanotechnology with leading scientists, thinkers, artists, writers, and visionaries, and look at quirky nanoscience stories in the news. Dr. Stephanie Chasteen, of the Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute, hosted this series in 2007. Podcase Episodes...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Public Forums Manual

Public forums offer participants the opportunity to engage in thoughtful conversations about important issues regarding the potential societal and ethical implications of topics in current science, technology, and engineering. They provide a way for people with diverse views and backgrounds...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
Building with Biology kit
NanoDays kit

Same Sides and Let's Talk About It videos

This 50-minute program includes an introduction to the nanoscale science, conversation time for the participants and 2 ten-minute plays that stimulate conversation about the impact the field of nanoscale science may have on our lives. It also gets the audience...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Frankenstein200 Digital Kit

These files contain the complete Frankenstein200 digital kit. This includes all planning and promotional materials; the hands-on activity guides, facilitator guides, and associated graphics and information sheets; facilitator orientation materials and training videos; and pre-made marketing materials, as well as...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 L.I.F.E. Adventure Guide 

This "L.I.F.E. Adventure Guide" will guide participants to each of your events three categories of activities (or "L.I.F.E. Divisions"): the Bioengineering Division, the Robotics Division, and the Responsible Innovation Division.

For those familiar with other NISE projects, the Adventure Guide...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Planning and Promotional Materials

Welcome to the Frankenstein200 project!

The downloadable welcome letter covers the basics of the Frankenstein200 project and kit, as well as the evaluation and reporting requirements for institutions that received a physical kit. The letter also includes a full list of...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Overview Slides, Notes, and Outline Printout

This product is an overview presentation of the Frankenstein200 project. It covers the project background, a brief history of Mary Shelley and her novel Frankenstein, the Frankenstein200 event, the toolkit and each of the included hands-on activities, as well...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Promo Photos

These sample photos can be used in the promotional or press materials for your Frankenstein200 events!

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Style Guide, Palettes, Fonts, and Logos

Start with the comprehensive style guide! This guide demonstrates how you can use the downloadable fonts, logos, and palettes to create your own event and promotional materials.

Fonts, logos, and palettes are available for both Frankenstein200 and Frankenstein200 L.I.F.E.

Also included are...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Activity Training Videos

These videos cover each of the Frankenstein200 hands-on activities. They will walk facilitators through the steps for setting up and running each activity, as well as the activities' backgrounds and learning objectives. Activity booklets and facilitator guides can be found on...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Spark of Life

In this activity, learners will create a battery from two kinds of metal and their own body! This activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
Kit
Frankenstein kit

Scribble Bot

In this activity, learners make a toy bot with a surprising ability: it scribbles on a sheet of paper. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Monster Mask

In this activity, learners make a mask with a special feature: an LED bulb that lights up. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankentoy

In this activity, learners make a “creature” by mixing and matching different parts of toys. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Dough Creature

In this activity, learners make a creature out of conductive dough and use it to create an electrical circuit. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Battery Stack

In this activity, learners make a voltaic pile, the first kind of battery. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
Kit
Frankenstein kit

Automata

In this activity, learners make an automaton, a moving mechanical device that imitates the movement of a human, animal, or other living thing. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in...

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Frankenstein200
Kit
Frankenstein kit

Changing Our Relationship With Science video

This film asks scientists from Harvard, Princeton and Duke University to imagine the future of science and technology and the scientific enterprise as a whole. We wanted to know where they thought the world was headed. Not in three, or...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Nanotechnology and Society Guide

This guide is focused on "three big ideas" that can provide a framework to help museum staff and visitors feel empowered to reflect on the relevance of nanotechnology in their lives through open-ended conversation. The guide considers how new nanotechnologies...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Improv Exercises

Improv exercises empower educators to facilitate positive, learning conversations with visitors. Incorporating improv exercises into staff and volunteer training helps create a supportive and upbeat environment for educators to practice and strengthen essential skills. Included are tips on how to...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Nano & Society - Invisibility Cloak

"Exploring Nano & Society - Invisibility Cloak" is a hands-on activity in which visitors learn about refraction and how it can be used to make a glass stir rod "disappear" in a cup of baby oil. They also learn how...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

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