Nano & Society
Nano and Society Training Materials
Professional development training tools to prepare staff and volunteers to facilitate Nano and Society activities.
In this stage presentation, learners explore how people's predictions of future technology change throughout time.
Nano and Society Case Study of a Research-to-Practice Partnership between University Scientists and Museum Professionals (2014)
Publication conducted by SRI Education that examined how complex and potentially controversial science ideas are translated for the public through a research-to-practice partnership between university scientists and museum professionals, collaborating to address a problem of educational practice, with mutual benefits.
Nanotechnology and Society Guide
This professional development guide serves as a short introduction to how museum professionals can engage visitors in conversations about nanotechnology and society and help make our science centers a place where the future of nanotechnology is not just imagined, but shaped.
Improv exercises can be used by professionals as icebreakers, getting-to-know-you activities, and as tools to empower educators to facilitate positive, learning conversations with visitors.
Exploring Nano & Society - You Decide!
In this activity, learners sort and prioritize cards with new nanotechnologies according to their own values and the values of others.
Exploring Nano & Society - Tippy Table
In this activity, learners have a conversation about additional blocks they can place on the tippy table component of the Nano Mini-Exhibition.
Exploring Nano & Society - Space Elevator
In this activity, learners imagine and draw what a space elevator might look like, what support systems would surround it, and what other technologies it might enable.
Exploring Nano & Society - Flying Cars
In this activity, learners imagine and build a flying car out of small foam pieces while having conversations about future technology.
Nano Around the World card game
In this activity, learners are asked to assume the role of their character to find nanotechnologies that might benefit them and reflect on the potential uses of nanotechnology across the globe.