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DIY Nano App - iPad version

The DIY Nano app HD (for iPads) allows families to experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology at home or on the go! The apps provide free, easy to use, hands-on activities at your fingertips. Each activity includes material...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Horton Senses Something Small

In the "Horton Senses Something Small" story time program young visitors 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...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

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...

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

Image Scaler Software

The interactive image scaler software allows users to see macro scale to micro scale over a spectrum of images. Users can explore size scale relative to one and other. The Image Scaler is designed to be employed in a variety...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Macro, Micro and Nano Memory card game

"Macro, Micro and Nano Memory" is a memory game that teaches visitors about the macroscale, microscale and nanoscale, the objects within those scales and the way we measure these objects.

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Intro to Nano video

"Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal?" is 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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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
Explore Science: Zoom into Nano 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...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

How Small Is Nano? Book and Poster

What is a nanometer? What things are measured in nanometers? Is a red blood cell bigger or smaller than a bacteria? Step down in size to find out the answers and learn about different types of units that are used...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Invisible Sunblock

"Invisible Sunblock" is a hands-on activity exploring how nano-scale particles are used in mineral sunblocks to increase their transparency. Visitors compare nano and non-nano sunblocks to a visual representation of the effect of particle size on visibility.

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Multimedia Zoom Into a Nasturtium Leaf

In this interactive piece, visitors can zoom into the structures on the surface of a nasturtium leaf. Electron micrographs reveal the nanoscale structures that make water bead on the surface of the leaf. Zoom Into a Nasturtium Leaf can be...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Multimedia Zoom Into a Human Hand

This interactive zoom, inspired by Eames "Powers of Ten," allows visitors to travel from the familiar scale of their hand down to DNA deep within a cell. This zoom is designed as a stand-alone visitor experience, or to be used...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Zoom Into a Computer Chip posters

This poster features an illustration of a computer chip across ten orders of magnitude, from the computer chip to the atoms of which it is made. Using the conventions of visual perspective the image travels in one continuous "landscape" from...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Zoom Into a Butterfly Wing poster

This illustration shows a butterfly's wing across ten orders of magnitude, from the butterfly to the atoms of which it is made. Using the conventions of visual perspective the image travels in one continuous "landscape" from the human scale at...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Zoom Into the Human Bloodstream poster

This illustration shows the circulatory system across 10 orders of magnitude. Using the conventions of visual perspective the image travels in one continuous "landscape" from the human scale at the top to the atomic scale in the foreground. Placing objects...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Scale Ladder

Scale ladders are diagrams that can quickly convey the size of the nanoscale by showing how objects are related by size. Using existing research on understanding size and scale, the Visualization Laboratory carried out a series of experiments to develop...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

Guidelines for the Design and Use of Scale Ladders

To understand why the nanoscale is different, we need to appreciate just how small it is. One common way to represent the nanoscale visually relies on scale ladders, diagrams that show how objects are related by size. Using existing research...

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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...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Size - Scented Solutions

"Exploring Size - Scented Solutions" is a hands on activity illustrating how small nano is. By sniffing a series of diluted scent solutions, visitors discover that nano-sized particles may be too small to see, but they're not too small to...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

At the Nanoscale exhibit

At the Nanoscale is a static component that aims to show just how super small one billionth of a meter, or one nanometer, really is. A Billion Beads is an activity where visitors inspect tubes that hold quantities of one...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Three Drops

Three Drops is a full body immersive simulation that allows visitors to interact with water at three size scales using their shadows. At each scale, different physical forces can be observed. At the macro (human) scale, where gravity is the...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Cutting It Down to Nano

"Cutting it Down" is a cart demo that communicates scale through a hands-on activity. Visitors learn that the nanometer size scale is very, very small—and that we can’t use macroscale tools to manipulate nanoscale materials. During the program, visitors are...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Surface Area demonstration

This is a cart demonstration activity about how nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area:volume ratio. Visitors learn that smaller particles have a much higher proportion of their atoms on the surface. Visitors unfold paper cubes...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Clean Room Lab Tour Videos

Selection of clean room videos providing an introduction to the special kinds of tools and equipment used to do nanoscale research.

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Linked Products
Kit
NanoDays kit

Exploring Size - Ball Sorter

"Exploring Size - Ball Sorter" is a hands-on activity in which visitors use sieves with different-sized holes, to sort balls by size. They learn that researchers are developing new technologies that can sort nano-sized things, including filters with nano-sized holes.

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Kit
NanoDays kit

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