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Light Activities

Activities that explore light visible to our eyes and other wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum.
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Food Activities

Food is a great way to connect relevance of STEM content to our lives. Activities explore the science of cooking and preparing food, some of the societal choices about how we grow and process food. Activities can be incorporated into events that involve cooking an eating, food festivals, and annual celebrations like Halloween and Valentine's Day.
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Science Fiction, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Super Hero Events

There are many ways to incorporate authentic hands-on STEM in science fiction, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Super Hero events! A compilation of ways to connect STEM activities to the imaginative and creative world of sci-fi!
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¿Qué es Nano?

Las nanotecnologías tienen el potencial de transformar la manera como vivimos. Todos tenemos una función en la formación de nuestro nanofuturo.
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What is Nano?

Nano exhibition and NanoDays resources for public audiences. Nanotechnologies have the potential to transform the way we live. We all have a role in shaping our nano future.
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Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition

The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is an engaging and interactive museum exhibition about Earth and space science for family audiences.
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Getting Started

New to the NISE Network? A set of steps for how your and your institution can get involved.
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Timely Topics

Timely professional learning topics for informal science educators and scientists.
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Summative Evaluation Reports

At the end of a project, summative evaluation is used to assess the impact of a completed project; summative evaluation usually includes observing visitors while they experience a program or exhibit and interviewing or surveying them before and/or after this experience.
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NISE Network encourages partnerships among museums, universities, and other organizations that support lifelong STEM learning. By collaborating, we can leverage our complementary strengths and resources and achieve outcomes we couldn't do alone!
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Learn about upcoming opportunities, events, ways to grow professionally, and inspiring stories from network partners.