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A family pays attention to a the story of "Horton Senses Something Small"

Horton Senses Something Small

In this activity, young learners listen to the Dr. Seuss book "Horton Hears a Who," they look at small things using lenses and use their sense of smell to detect things that are too small to see.
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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.
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Macro, Micro and Nano Memory card game

In this activity, learners play a memory game to explore the macroscale, microscale and nanoscale through representative objects.
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Intro to Nano video screenshot where someone pours wine onto another person's shirt.

Intro to Nano video

In this video, learners get 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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How Small is Nano? video

In this 3-minute video, the viewer goes on an adventure of scale from the macrosize to the microsize to the nanosize!
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Everything is atoms

Combined Zoom Poster: Everything Is Made of Atoms - Butterfly, Bloodstream, Computer Chip

This poster features zooms into three familiar objects - a human heart, a butterfly's wing, and a laptop computer.
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Kids playing on the Nano Stretch-Ability mat

Macro, Micro and Nano Stretch-Ability

In this activity, learners use a fun, hands AND feet on game to explore objects on several different scales.
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How Small Is Nano? Book and Poster

Posters and banners for the Nanoscale project in various sizes in multiple formats. Formative evaluation and survey instruments for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Components in NanoDays sunblock activity including sunscreen and black paper.

Invisible Sunblock

In this activity, learners compare nano and non-nano sunblock products to discover the effect of particle size on visibility.
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A screenshot of the zoom into a nasturtium leaf interactive starting with a nasturtium leaf.

Multimedia Zoom Into a Nasturtium Leaf

This downloadable and online interactive allows learners to travel from the familiar scale of nasturtium leaf to DNA deep within the plant's cell.
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A screenshot of the zoom into a human hand interactive starting with a hand.

Multimedia Zoom Into a Human Hand

This downloadable and online interactive allows learners to travel from the familiar scale of their hand down to DNA deep within a cell.
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Zoom Into a Computer Chip posters

This poster features a computer chip across ten orders of magnitude.
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Zoom Into a Butterfly Wing poster

An illustrated poster showing a butterfly's wing across ten orders of magnitude; various printing formats with and without annotation included along with formative evaluation.
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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.
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a scale ladder from the macro to the nano

Scale Ladder

This poster uses a scale ladder approach to convey the size of the nanoscale and show how objects are related by size.
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a scale ladder from the macro to the nano

Guidelines for the Design and Use of Scale Ladders

Professional development training tool to prepare staff and volunteers to facilitate activities that use scale ladders and diagrams to explain how extraordinary small nano is.
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Facilitator with Sizing Things Down card game

Sizing Things Down card game

In this activity, learners compete against each other (or you) to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest.
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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.
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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.
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At the Nanoscale exhibit profile image from the left side

At the Nanoscale exhibit

An exhibit that was part of the Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition that aims to show just how super small one billionth of a meter, or one nanometer, really is.
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three drops

Three Drops

Formative evaluation report of Three Drops is a full body immersive simulation.
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 Intro to Nanotechnology Video exhibit as viewed from the left.

Intro to Nanotechnology Video exhibit

An exhibit that was part of the Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition that shows a video introduction to the Intro to Nanotechnology exhibition.
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Changing Colors Exhibit as viewed from the left.

Changing Colors exhibit

An exhibit that was part of the Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition that shows how some high-tech nanomaterials mimic natural phenomena.
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Cutting It Down to Nano

In this activity, learners cut a small strip of paper in half as many times as they can to explore scale.
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Logo for online workshop recordings

Online Workshop: The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: Astrobiology - Searching for Life

Online professional development workshop recording.
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