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Short Activities

Short activities are brief hands-on experiences lasting less than 15 minutes for small groups of people. They are often presented at a table, cart, or demonstration space in a variety of settings such as a museum exhibit gallery, classroom, or other public or group setting. Multiple short activities can be combined to form a longer activity.

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Exploring Materials - Graphene signs, activity materials, and guides.

Exploring Materials - Graphene

In this activity, learners will use tape and graphite to make graphene and test the conductivity of graphite.
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Big Fish, Little Fish

In this activity, learners investigate biomagnification through a short visual demonstration followed by an interactive game.
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Liquid crystal display activity components including signs, guides, craft materials, safety gear, and liquid crystal material

Exploring Products - Liquid Crystal Displays

In this activity, learners investigate temperature-sensitive liquid crystal sheets and liquid crystal displays from a calculator.
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Robots & People

In this activity, learners imagine and draw a robot for a particular task after a quick presentation on robots and nanobots.
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Exploring Size - Moving Molecules

In this activity, learners use an air cannon toy to spin pinwheels to explore what makes up air.
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polarizers and transparent tape

Exploring Materials - Polarizers

In this activity, learners experiment how polarizers affect light by using two polarizing sheets and overlapping layers of transparent tape.
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Building with Biology event passport

Event Passports for Building with Biology events

Visitor "passports" can be used at your Building with Biology event to collect stamps at hands-on activity stations and scientists they've talked to.
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Logo for online workshop recordings

Online Workshop Recording: Nano Brown-Bag: Engaging Younger Audiences with Nanoscale Science

Online professional development workshop recording (2017).
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Objects in Motion (2018)

Exploring the Universe: Objects in Motion

In this activity, learners use "orbiting" clay balls to make simple, functioning models of interacting objects in space.
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two educators playing space guess quest

Exploring the Universe: Space Guess Quest Game

In this activity, learners play a yes-or-no question guessing game that identifies the many types of objects in space, from human-made spacecraft to nebulas, galaxies, stars, and worlds.
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