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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 Size - Scented Solutions

In this activity, learners sniff a series of diluted scent solutions to discover they can smell nano-sized particles they can't see.
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Cutting It Down to Nano

In this activity, learners cut a small strip of paper in half as many times as they can to explore scale.
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Exploring Structures - Buckyballs

In this activity, learners fold up a precut shape to make a model of a buckyball.
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Exploring Nano & Society - You Decide!

Exploring Nano & Society - You Decide!

In this activity, learners sort and prioritize cards with new nanotechnologies according to their own values and the values of others.
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Intro to Nano Cart Demo

In this activity, learners explore the basics about nanotechnology by mixing chemicals, turning potatoes black, generating electricity, and seeing invisible light in several demonstrations and experiments.
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Exploring Products - Sunblock activity components like the construction paper, swabs, and sunblock.

Exploring Products - Sunblock

In this activity, learners compare sunblock containing nanoparticles to ointment.
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Building with Biology Bio Bistro activity components

Building with Biology: Bio Bistro

In this activity, learners decide what current and future synthetic biology-based food products they would, would not, or might eat.
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Exploring the Solar System: Pocket Solar System activity image

Exploring the Solar System: Pocket Solar System

In this activity, learners make a scale model of the distances between objects in our solar system.
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Hide and Seek Moon

Exploring the Solar System: Hide and Seek Moon

In this activity, learners use binoculars to find a hidden object on a Moon poster and learn how cultures around the world have viewed the Moon.
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What's in the Water

What’s in the Water

In this activity, learners investigate what chemicals and compounds can be found in a sample of water using a variety of tools and techniques.
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