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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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Watch and Create! Creativity For Sustainability

In this activity, learners work together to explore their relationship with technology and examine ways to make sustainable media consumption choices.
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Ready, Set, Self-Assemble

In this activity, learners explore the concept of self-assembly through three full-body, interactive games.
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Lotus Leaf Effect

In this activity, learners explore how some leaves are self cleaning and repel water due to their nanoscale features.
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Carbon nanotube structure from nanotubes activity

Nanotube Models

In this activity, learners will be able to use Molecular Visions model kits to build carbon nanotubes.
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Girl looking at objects in a beaker filled with liquid that appear to be invisible

Exploring Properties - Invisibility

In this activity, learners investigate how glass objects can be "hidden" in some liquids through refraction.
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Learners pour beads into a sieve filter to sort by size

Exploring Size - Ball Sorter

In this activity, learners use sieves with different-sized holes, to sort balls by size and investigate filtering.
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Exploring Products - Nano Sand's pink superhydrophobic sand.  A person is holding some pink sand with a big drop of water on top.

Exploring Products - Nano Sand

In this activity, learners explore how water behaves differently when it comes in contact with nano sand and regular sand.
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Facilitator and learners discuss their drawn super organism

Building with Biology: Super Organisms

In this activity focused on synthetic biology, learners use the engineering design process to design a single-celled organism to clean up an oil spill to learn more about synthetic biology.
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Exploring the Universe: Ice Orbs activity image

Exploring the Universe: Ice Orbs

In this activity, learners investigate a sphere of ice and objects hidden inside as a model for icy worlds in our solar system.
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Stomp Rockets activity materials components

Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets

In this activity, learners will build and launch their own air rockets to help imagine the challenges and triumphs of engineering spacecraft.
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