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Nano is different slide showing gold, nano gold, and stained glass

Nano 101 Intro to Nano slide presentations

Introduction to nanoscale science and technology slide presentations for educators.
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A lotus leaves in a small, man-made concrete pond.

Zoom into a Lotus Leaf video

In this video, learners get an up close look at the tiny nanostructures that give the leaf its unique superhydrophobic behavior.
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Exploring Products - Nano Sand's pink superhydrophobic sand.  A person is holding some pink sand with a big drop of water on top.

Exploring Products - Nano Sand

In this activity, learners explore how water behaves differently when it comes in contact with nano sand and regular sand.
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Family engaging with sand, plants, and pants

Sand, Plants and Pants

In this activity, learners explore how the application of nano-sized particles or substances can change a bigger material’s properties.
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Exploring Products - Nano Fabrics acitivty components including signs, guides, and nano pants

Exploring Products - Nano Fabrics

In this activity, learners investigate the hydrophobic properties of pants made from nano fabric and ordinary fabric.
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Lotus Leaf Effect

In this activity, learners explore how some leaves are self cleaning and repel water due to their nanoscale features.
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Chemistry oil spill activity materials with dye absorbant cups and tongs.jpeg

Cleaning Oil Spills with Chemistry

In this activity, learners will experiment with different methods of cleaning up a model oil spill.
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Scientific Image - Water Droplet on Hydrophobic Sand

Photograph of drops of water sitting on purple hydrophobic sand.
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Scientific Image - Water Droplets on Hydrophobic Sand

Zoomed in photograph of water drops on purple hydrophobic sand.
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Oil spill video sactivty two comparison cups of oil, water, and sand

Oil Spill Clean Up Simulation

In this activity, learners use natural sand and hydrophobic sand to learn about oil spills and cleanup.
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Oil coating demonstration on a lense that is oleophobic

Oleophobic Surfaces - Anti-Graffiti Demo

In this activity, learners explore several surfaces that display oleophobic properties due to material science research at the nano scale.
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