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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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Gum and Chocolate

Gum and Chocolate

In this activity, learners practice observation and prediction skills as they experience an interesting chemical reaction by chewing chocolate and gum at the same time.
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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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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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Exploring Properties - Invisibility

In this activity, learners investigate how glass objects can be "hidden" in some liquids through refraction.
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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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learners and facilitator extract sample with pipette

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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