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Group of children and adults using dry ice to make bubbles in Explore Science Let's Do Chemistry Sublimation Bubbles activity

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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Two automata on a table - one monster and one leaf being manipulated but a visitor

Automata

In this activity, learners build an automaton, a moving mechanical device that imitates the movement of a human, animal, or other living thing.
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Plastic grocery baskets along with grocery store purchases including sunblock

Buy It, Or Better Not?

In this activity, learners consider the costs, risks, and benefits of nanoparticles in various products.
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technology card for online brain donor registration

Step into the Shoes of Stakeholders training guide and materials

Professional development training tool to prepare scientific audiences to talk about public engagement around now & near-future brain research and technologies.
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Home screen to the DIY Sun Science app

DIY Sun Science App

DIY Sun Science for iPhones/iPads is designed to make it easy for families and educators to learn about the Sun anywhere, anytime.
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Two young learners and two facilitators look for an image hidden within their I Spy Nano mat

I Spy Nano! (NanoDays 2012)

In this activity, learners try to find images of nano-related objects on a game board.
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Nano Around The World  activity components including signs, activity materials and guides.

Nano Around the World card game

In this activity, learners are asked to assume the role of their character to find nanotechnologies that might benefit them and reflect on the potential uses of nanotechnology across the globe.
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Learner uses 3D glasses to look at a image printed on a sheet of paper

Exploring Tools - 3D Imaging

In this activity, learners use 3D glasses to discover what ordinary objects look like under magnification.
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Presenter on stage with large powerpoint screen and props

Would You Buy That

In this stage presentation, learners explores social and ethical issues of consumer products from the past, present and future
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Learner colors paper elephant ears

Horton Hears a Who! Storytime

In this activity, learners make paper elephant ears to wear and listen to "Horton Hears a Who!" by Dr. Seuss before exploring scent molecules.
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Girl holding sand in hands

Exploring Products - Kinetic Sand

In this activity, learners investigate and compare the properties of Kinetic Sand and regular sand.
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