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DIY Nano App - iPad version

In this mobile interactive, learners experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology at home or on the go with an iPad!
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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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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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Image Scaler Software

In this downloadable interactive, learners can explore size scale relative to one and other.
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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

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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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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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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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 - 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

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

Formative evaluation report of Three Drops is a full body immersive simulation.
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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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Surface Area demonstration

In this activity, leaners explore how high surface area to volume ratio causes materials to behave differently by unfolding paper cubes, dropping alka-seltzer in water, and turning potatoes black with iodine.
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Clean Room Lab Tour Videos

Educational videos providing tours of nanofabrication labs and clean rooms.
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Learners pour beads into a sieve filter to sort by size

Exploring Size - Ball Sorter

In this activity, learners use sieves with different-sized holes, to sort balls by size and investigate filtering.
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