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Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game

"Exploring Size - Powers of Ten" is a card game exploring the relative sizes of various objects. Visitors compete to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest. "Explore Science - Zoom into Nano Powers...

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

Exploring Size - Memory Game

"Exploring Size - Memory Game" is a card game exploring the different size scales - macro, micro and nano - objects within these different scales and the way these objects are measured. Visitors compete to find matching pairs of cards.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Exploring Size - StretchAbility

"Exploring Size - StretchAbility" is a hands and feet-on game that explores the different sizes of things in the world. Visitors learn that a nanometer is a billionth of a meter.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Macro, Micro and Nano Stretch-Ability

"Macro, Micro and Nano Stretch-Ability" is a fun, hands AND feet on game which explores objects on several different scales. This activity teaches visitors about the macroscale, microscale and nanoscale, the objects within those scales and the way we measure...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Ready, Set, Self-Assemble

"Ready, Set, Self-Assemble" is a full-body program which introduces visitors to the concept of self-assembly in a fun and energetic way. Through the use of three full-body, interactive games, visitors explore the phenomena of self-assembly and its possible uses in...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Sizing Things Down card game

This is a card game which can be played with museum visitors. Visitors will learn the relative sizes of various objects. They compete against each other (or you) to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

NanoLab exhibit

Nanolab is an immersive exhibit space, with activities and interactive components suitable for visitors of all ages. NanoLab explores how nanoscientists use special devices and laboratories to build and manipulate materials on the nanoscale. Visitors can dress up like a...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring the Solar System: Story Blocks

"Exploring the Solar System: Story Blocks" is a creative, open-ended collaborative storytelling activity. The goal of this activity is to allow for conversation and play while also guiding children and caregivers to develop a strong story about science and exploration. Some...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Gaming and the NISE Network: A Gameful Approach to STEM Learning Experiences

We believe games can be powerful tools for learning, and inspire strong connections between people and content. The NISE Network experimented with many game formats over our decade-long project focused on nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. This guide focuses on a handful of...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Products - Kinetic Sand

"Exploring Products - Kinetic Sand" is a hands-on activity in which visitors investigate and compare the properties of Kinetic Sand and regular sand. They learn that nanotechnology takes advantage of special properties at the nanoscale to create new materials.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Nanotechnology Spin-a-Prize!

"Nanotechnology Spin-a-Prize!" introduces visitors to the basics of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology ("nano") through a game show format. Visitors learn that nanometer-sized things are small and often behave differently than larger things do, and that work in this emerging...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Exploring Nano & Society - You Decide!

"Exploring Nano & Society - You Decide!" is a hands-on activity in which visitors sort and prioritize cards with new nanotechnologies according to their own values and the values of others. Visitors explore how technologies and society influence each other...

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

Nano Around the World card game

Nano Around the World is a card game designed to get participants to reflect on the potential uses of nanotechnology across the globe. Players each receive three cards: a character card, a current technology card, and a future technology card...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Nano Future Tellers

Nano Future Tellers are origami-folded, interactive pocket game to educate visitors ages 7-12 about future nano products! Everyone's favorite fortune telling game brings potential future nano products to life!

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

What am I? Mystery Cards

Flip between macro and nanoscale images of familiar objects to learn about ways that nanotechnology is inspired by nature, surprising properties at the nanoscale, and new applications in nanotechnology. Includes print your own cards.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Privacy. Civil Liberties. Nanotechnology.

Every time we use a credit card, swipe a subway pass, or send an email we are sharing personal information about ourselves. Just how is the information used? How do we balance an individual’s right to privacy vs. community safety...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

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