Macro, Micro and Nano Stretch-Ability

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    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 these objects.



Big Idea

Size matters: things in the world come in different sizes.

Learning Goals

Distinguish between the macro-, micro- and nanoscales.

Discover what types of objects are found in each scale.

Understand the units of measurement which are used for each scale.

Understand that there are many scales in the world, some which we can’t see with our eyes.

Nano Content Map
Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.


Year created

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

Owning institution

Science Museum of MInnesota


Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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Development Process

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