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Nano and Me Videos

Meet Macro and Nano. Nano is WAY smaller than Macro and has some very surprising properties! These short (~30 second) clips introduce visitors to simple fundamentals about the nanoscale.

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Intro to Nano video

"Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal?" is a broad overview of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by nanoscale science, and dives into the super tiny scale of nanotechnology.

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

Treating Disease exhibit

This interactive component is about cutting-edge medical treatments that are being developed with nanotechnology. Gold Nanoshells, demonstrates how tiny nanoparticles of gold are being used to destroy cancerous tumors. Visitors inject gold nanoshell marbles into the bloodstream and watch as...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Treating Tumors with Gold

"Treating Tumors with Gold" presents promising research being conducted at Rice University in Texas. Through videos and demonstrations, the program considers the following questions: What is a tumor and what causes it to spread? What is a gold nanoshell and...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Nanoparticle Stained Glass: classroom program

"Nanostained Glass" is a classroom activity that has three parts: a presentation, a lab activity and an art activity. During the presentation, students are introduced to the connections between art and science, with a focus on the connection between stained...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Nanoparticle Stained Glass (cart demo)

"Nanoparticle Stained Glass" is a cart demonstration that introduces the connection between medieval stained glass artisans and nanotechnology. Visitors learn that the red and yellow colors in stained glass windows come from nanoparticles of gold and silver embedded in the...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Nanomedicine Explorer Kiosk exhibit

The Nanomedicine Explorer is an interactive, updateable multimedia kiosk and media package, that is also available as a component of the Nanomedicine Exhibition. Visitors can explore a variety of topics and specific research areas in cancer nanomedicine through vivid animations...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Gold Nanoparticles

Transmission Electron Microscope image of gold nano particles. • SIZE: The gold nanoparticles in the image are about 80 nanometers across. Scale bar representes 100 nm. • IMAGING TOOL: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Gold Nanoparticles

Transmission Electron Microscope image of gold nanoparticles. • SIZE: The gold nanoparticles in the image are about 80 nanometers across. Scale bar representes 100 nm. • IMAGING TOOL: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Gold Nanoparticles

Transmission Electron Microscope image of gold nanoparticles. • SIZE: The gold nanoparticles in the image are about 80 nanometers across. Scale bar representes 500 nm. • IMAGING TOOL: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Gold Nanoparticles

Transmission Electron Microscope image of gold nanoparticles. • SIZE: The gold nanoparticles in the image are about 15-20 nanometers across. Scale bar representes 20 nm. • IMAGING TOOL: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scientific Image - Gold Nanoparticles

Transmission Electron Microscope image of gold nanoparticles. • SIZE: The gold nanoparticles in the image are about 15-20 nanometers across. Scale bar representes 20 nm. • IMAGING TOOL: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Materials - Stained-Glass Windows

"Exploring Materials - Stained-Glass Windows" is a hands-on activity in which visitors use contact paper and colored tissue paper to create a "stained-glass" window. They learn that real stained-glass windows use nanoparticles to create some of the colors in the...

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

Scientific Image - Gold Nanoshells (SEM)

To create this scanning electron microscope image, gold nanoshells were dispersed in a drop of water which then dried on a glass microscope slide. The colors are due to selective scattering of light by nanoscale particles. Gold Nanoshells have a...

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Linked Products

Scientific Image - Gold Nanoshells (optical microscope)

To create this optical microscope image, gold nanoshells were dispersed in a drop of water which then dried on a glass microscope slide. The colors are due to selective scattering of light by nanoscale particles. Gold Nanoshells have a variety...

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Linked Products

Battling Cancer with Nanotechnology Video

"Battling Cancer with Nanotechnology" is a 6-minute video that shares the research of Mauro Ferrari, a leading pioneer in the field of cancer nanomedicine. A visionary optimist, Ferrari applied his mathematical physics and engineering skills to medicine and is determined...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Stealth Imaging with Iron Nanoparticles Video

"Stealth Imaging with Iron Nanoparticles" is an 5-minute video that tells the research story of Ralph Weissleder and Mukesh Harisinghani, who collaborated on the design of a clinical trial to determine if an injection of specially-designed iron-oxide nanoparticles could enhance...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Zapping Tumors with Gold Nanoshells Video

"Zapping Tumors with Gold Nanoshells" is a 9-minute video that tells the story of two Rice University researchers, physicist Naomi Halas and bioengineer Jennifer West, who came together and hatched an idea that could someday lead to relief for millions...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Nanomedicine Explorer Website and Videos

The Nanomedicine Explorer is an interactive, bilingual, multimedia program and website. Visitors can explore a variety of research areas in cancer nanomedicine through vivid animations and video story-telling up close with a diverse group of researchers. Interactive features include games...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Nanotechnology: Small Science, Big Deal!

"Nanotechnology: Small Science, Big Impact!" provides an overview of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, and includes a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations. This program combines multiple shorter hands-on activities and slide show introduction to nanotechnology:

  • Exploring Materials—Nano Gold (NanoDays...
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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Materials - Nano Gold

"Exploring Materials - Nano Gold" is a hands-on activity in which visitors discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue. They learn that a material can act differently when it’s nanometer-sized.

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition

The NISE Network created the Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition which has toured the Arkansas Discovery Network beginning in 2010. Copies of many of these exhibits were also previously on display at the Museum of Science, Boston and the Oregon...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Treating Tumors with Gold 2009 Formative Evaluation

This report evaluates the program entitled "Treating Tumors with Gold" by looking at visitor feedback in an attempt to assess the success with which the presentation was able to educate the public on a particular study using nanotechnology.

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

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