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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...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Regenerating Tissues exhibit

Visitors see how nanomaterials are able to form tiny structures called nanoscaffolds that help the body repair damaged muscle, bone, and nerve tissues. In the interactive, an injured nerve is unable to communicate messages. After injecting nanoparticles, visitors can watch...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

NanoDays 2010 Digital Kit

Public programs, hands-on activities, and professional development resources about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and their impact on society.

These files contain the complete NanoDays 2010 digital kit. This includes all planning and promotional materials; the hands-on activity guides, facilitator...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Self-Assembly in Crystals

In this activity, visitors watch as a crystal self-assembles instantly! During this activity visitors learn what crystals are and how they grow. They also discover that self-assembly is an important process for many naturally occurring systems.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Fabrication - Gummy Capsules

"Exploring Fabrication - Gummy Capsules" lets visitors make self-assembled polymer spheres. They learn that self-assembly is a process by which molecules and cells form themselves into functional structures, and that self-assembly is used to make nanocapsules that can deliver medication...

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

Sweet Self-Assembly

The "Sweet Self-Assembly" program focuses on the creation of macrocapsules using self-assembly techniques. Participants make edible macrocapsules using techniques similar to those being used in laboratories to make nanocapsules or "smart drugs".

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Fabrication - Self-Assembly

"Exploring Fabrication - Self-Assembly" includes several full-body interactive games visitors can play to model the process of self-assembly in nature and nanotechnology. Visitors learn that self-assembly is a process by which molecules and cells form themselves into functional structures.

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Snowflakes: Nano at its Coolest

"Snowflakes" is a public presentation that introduces nanoscale science through the subject of snowflakes. Visitors learn that the complex structure of snowflakes results from the nanoscale arrangement of water molecules in an ice crystal, and that snowflakes are examples of...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

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