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Scanning Electron Microscope of Synthetic Gecko Tape

Biomimicry: Synthetic Gecko Tape through Nanomolding

In this long activity, learners make a synthetic gecko tape with micron sized hairs that mimics that behavior of the gecko foot.
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Scientific Image - Single Hair from a Gecko's Foot

Magnified image of a hair from a gecko's foot using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Gecko Foot

Magnified image of a gecko foot using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Nanotubes Mimicking Gecko Feet

Magnified image of nanotubes mimicking gecko feet using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Gecko Foot

Magnified image of a gecko's foot using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Gecko Toe

Magnified image of a gecko's toe using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
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Scientific Image - Gecko Foot

Magnified image of a gecko foot using an Optical Microscope.
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Nano Museum Labels (Graphic Signs)

These museum graphic labels highlight everyday connections to nanoscale science including: chocolate, food packaging, water, a window, paint, a toilet, a soap bubble, fashion, a sock, a pencil, a butterfly, a gecko, a laptop, an elevator, and a local city.
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Exploring Products - Kinetic Sand

In this activity, learners investigate and compare the properties of Kinetic Sand and regular sand.
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Build a Giant Puzzle!

In this activity, learners assemble blocks to make images and discover how different objects are connected to nanotechnology.
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Biomimicry: From Nature to Nanotech

In this long activity, learners will engage in activities showing various natural phenomena that scientists and engineers have emulated to address human problems.
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Biomimicry 2010 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week is a community based program of the American Chemical Society (ACS). NISE Network has compiled a set of resources and activities suitable for National Chemistry Week, Chemists Celebrate Earth Week, and chemistry events.
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Newsletter: March 2020

Check out this month's NISE Network newsletter for the latest project and professional development opportunities, upcoming events, community announcements, science news, and much more.
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2009 NISE Network Annual Meeting

September 12, 2009
div.audio {clear:both;} div.audio p {margin:0; padding-top:10px;} div.generic-mp3 {width:35px;} The 2009 Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco and hosted by the Exploratorium. The meeting featured a professional development sessions, scientist talks, showcase of programs and exhibits, concurrent sessions, and opportunities...
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Find answers to your common questions about the NISE Network.
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Nano Bite: May 2015

Welcome to the May Nano Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net).INSIDE THIS ISSUE NISE Net News and Announcements - NISE Network Presents at 21st Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition; Wrapping
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Nano Bite: July 2010

Welcome to the July Nano Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). Hello, Summer! → Ice Cream! It's not new, but it is timely: Brad's Recipe for Super-Smooth Ice Cream. Brad Herring of the
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Earth Day 2010

March 26, 2010
Vrylena Olney
Earth Day is April 22nd, and there are lots of potential Earth Day - nano ties. Here's a sample of resources, activities, and articles that might be relevant: → Energy (general) NISE Net Stage Presentation: Energy and Nanotechnology (be sure...
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Nano Bite: June 2014

Welcome to the June Nano Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). ANNOUNCEMENTS → Check out NISE Network’s redesigned website for education professionals and scientists, which has a fresh new design with many great
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Nano Bite: July 2009

Welcome to the July Nano Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). What's new in the Network? → The Visualization Lab (Viz Lab) Image Collection is now up on nisenet.org. The collection includes a
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Partner Highlight: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Due!

September 3, 2014
Christina Akers, Science Museum of Minnesota and Midwest Regional Hub Leader
Are you thinking about applying for a 2015 NISE Network mini-grant? Then keep two important things in mind: 1) applications are due October 1, 2014 and 2) there are four years worth of examples for you to draw from as...
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NISE Network sending partners with Nano exhibition a refill kit to extend the life of the exhibition

December 1, 2016
Christina Leavell
What’s the hottest item of the 2016 Holiday Season? The Nano mini-exhibition refill kit of course! The NISE Network has developed a kit of resources to replenish select components of the Nano mini-exhibition. Partner sites receiving the refill kit have...
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Nano Bite: November 2010

Welcome to the November Nano Bite, the monthly e-newsletter for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). What's New? → Apply for a NanoDays 2011 Kit! The online application for 2011 NanoDays kits is now live. More information on
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2009 Annual Meeting Sessions

DAY 1, MONDAY, SEPT. 14 WHAT'S GOING ON...
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