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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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Games for the Future

In this activity, learners participate in futures thinking and learn about the United Nation's global goals for sustainable development by playing a series of games.
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Macro, Micro and Nano Stretch-Ability

In this activity, learners use a fun, hands AND feet on game to explore objects on several different scales.
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Forms of Carbon

In this activity, learners interact with models of four different forms of carbon to explore how the nanoscale arrangement of atoms dramatically impacts a material’s macroscale behavior.
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Nano Future Tellers

In this activity, learners play an origami-folded, interactive pocket game to explore future nano products.
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Exploring Products - Computer Hard Drives

In this activity, learners use floating ring magnets to store data and model how computer hard drives works.
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Exploring Materials - Nano Gold

In this activity, learners discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue.
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Macro, Micro and Nano Memory card game

In this activity, learners play a memory game to explore the macroscale, microscale and nanoscale through representative objects.
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Building with Biology: See DNA

In this activity focused on synthetic biology, learners extract visible DNA from wheat germ and create necklaces to display their own sample of wheat germ DNA.
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Exploring the Solar System: Solar Eclipse activity

Exploring the Solar System: Solar Eclipse

In this activity, learners investigate the positions of the Sun, Earth, and Moon to create shadows and learn about solar eclipses.
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Mars Rovers

Exploring the Solar System: Mars Rovers

In this activity, learners must work together to navigate a large obstacle course, similar to how scientists and engineers communicate with rovers to explore distant worlds.
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