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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 Fabrication - Self-Assembly

In this activity, learners will play several full-body interactive games to model the process of self-assembly in nature and nanotechnology.
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Facilitator with Sizing Things Down card game

Sizing Things Down card game

In this activity, learners compete against each other (or you) to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest.
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hand spooning white powder material into cup in Exploring Materials - Hydrogel NanoDays activity

Exploring Materials - Hydrogel

In this activity, learners discover how a super absorbing material can be used to move a small object.
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Powers of 10  activity components including signs, activity materials and guides.

Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game

In this activity, learners compete to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest.
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Materials in the Zoom into Nano Gravity fail kit including full-size and dollhouse sized teacups

Exploring Forces - Gravity

In this activity, learners will discover that size can affect the way materials like water behave.
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Try measuring little things!

In this activity, learners use a ruler to measure small things and consider the need for special measurement tools at the nanoscale.
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Two learners place tokens on what technology card they value more

Building with Biology: Tech Tokens

In this activity, learners consider the potential advantages and disadvantages of various areas of synthetic biology research, before investing in them with "tech tokens."
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Exploring the Universe: Imagining Life

Exploring the Universe: Imagining Life

In this activity, learners imagine extreme environments that may exist beyond Earth and create living things that could thrive there.
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Exoplanet Transits

Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits

In this activity, learners model one method to search for exoplanets by using a lightbox and mystery objects.
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Children using solar viewer outdoors using Observe the Sun activity

Exploring the Solar System: Observe the Sun

In this activity, learners safely view the Sun and study features on its face, via a solarscope.
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