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NanoDays Collection Book

Digital book of all public engagement materials from NanoDays 2008-2015 designed to engage the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society impact on society.
Battery and electroplating activity components with alligator clips

Exploring Fabrication - Electroplating

In this activity, learners coat a nickel coin with nanometer-thin layers of copper using the electroplating process.
What is nano website appearing within a laptop website

Learners may explore more about nanotechnology and learn more about the science behind NanoDays activities and Nano exhibition experiences including Audio Description for the exhibition.
A girl plays with special sand.

NanoDays Planning Guide

Professional development guide for educators on planning and promoting a NanoDays event.

Nano & Society Posters

Posters featuring the science and society connections for nanotechnology; accompanied by a facilitator guide
Powers of 10  activity components including signs, activity materials and guides.

Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game

In this activity, learners compete to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest.
Exploring Size - Memory Game activity components including signs, activity materials and guides.

Exploring Size - Memory Game

In this activity, learners play a card game exploring the different size scales - macro, micro and nano - objects within these different scales and the way these objects are measured.
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.
Person looking at NanoDays Exploring Forces - Static Electricity tube

Exploring Forces - Static Electricity

In this activity, learners discover that electrostatic forces cause smaller balls to be suspended in a tube while larger ones fall to the bottom.
Stretch-ability - kids playing game

Exploring Size - StretchAbility

In this activity, learners use a "hands and feet-on" game that explores the different sizes of things in the world.

Zoom Into the Human Bloodstream poster

An illustrated poster showing the human bloodstream across ten orders of magnitude; various printing formats with and without annotation included along with formative evaluation.
NanoDays logo

NanoDays Promotional Material and Logos

Promotional materials for NanoDays activities including logos, colors, and graphics in multiple formats.
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.

Exploring Tools - Special Microscopes

In this activity, learners use a flexible magnet as a model for a scanning probe microscope.

Exploring Structures - Buckyballs

In this activity, learners fold up a precut shape to make a model of a buckyball.
Measure yourself activity components including signs, activity materials and guides.

Exploring Size - Measure Yourself

In this activity, learners mark their height on a height chart and discover how tall they are in nanometers.
The ferrofluid activity components including the signs, guides, tubes of ferrofluid, and magnets.

Exploring Materials - Ferrofluid

In this activity, learners investigate the properties of ferrofluid and magnetic black sand, learning that the surprising difference in the behavior of these two materials is due to size.
Liquid crystal handprint

Exploring Materials - Liquid Crystals

In this activity, learners will investigate the properties of a heat sensitive liquid crystal and make their own liquid crystal sensor to take home.

Exploring Size - Tiny Ruler

In this activity, learners investigating just how small a billionth of a meter is by repeatedly cutting a paper ruler in half.

Exploring Size - Scented Solutions

In this activity, learners sniff a series of diluted scent solutions to discover they can smell nano-sized particles they can't see.
Materials in the Zoom into Nano Gravity fail kit including full-size and dollhouse sized teacups

Exploring Forces - Gravity

In this activity, learners will discover that size can affect the way materials like water behave.
Child smelling balloon using Exploring Size - Scented Balloons NanoDays

NanoDays 2010 Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the NanoDays 2010 kit designed to engage the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.impact on society.
Activity materials

Buy It, Or Better Not?

In this activity, learners consider the costs, risks, and benefits of nanoparticles in various products.
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Online Workshop Nano Brown-Bag: Engaging Younger Audiences with Nanoscale Science

Online professional development workshop recording.
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NanoDays: A NISE Network Guide to Creating Activity Kits, Building Communities, and Inspiring Learning

Professional development training tool to prepare staff and volunteers to create their own activity kits, build a community network, create an event, and engage visitors about nanotechnology and other science topics.


Learn about upcoming opportunities, events, ways to grow professionally, and inspiring stories from network partners.