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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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Online Workshop Nano Brown-Bag: Engaging Younger Audiences with Nanoscale Science

Online professional development workshop recording.
Objects in Motion (2018)

Exploring the Universe: Objects in Motion

In this activity, learners use "orbiting" clay balls to make simple, functioning models of interacting objects in space.
Space Guess Quest Game

Exploring the Universe: Space Guess Quest Game

In this activity, learners play a yes-or-no question guessing game that identifies the many types of objects in space, from human-made spacecraft to nebulas, galaxies, stars, and worlds.
Facilitator and Learner use a block with a rover image to transport astronauts

Exploring the Solar System: Story Blocks

Every space mission has a story. In this activity, learners use blocks to tell a creative story about planning a space mission to explore the Moon together.
Exploring Structures - Butterfly activity - two children looking at Blue Morpho butterfly

Exploring Structures - Butterfly

In this activity, learners investigate how some butterfly wings get their color and that some wings get their color from the nanoscale structures on the wings instead of pigments.

Self-Assembly in Crystals

In this activity, learners explore self-assembly through an interactive demonstration on crystallization.

Nanotechnology Spin-a-Prize!

In this activity, learners discover the basics of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a game show format.

Exploring Properties - Electric Squeeze

In this activity, learners investigate the properties of piezoelectric materials using an ammeter, piezo disk, and piezo buzzer.
hand reaching inside box in Exploring Tools - Mystery Shapes NanoDays activity

Exploring Tools - Mystery Shapes

In this activity, learners use their sense of touch to investigate hidden objects.
Stained Glass Window activity components like signs, contact paper, guides, and craft supplies.

Exploring Materials - Stained-Glass Windows

In this activity, learners use contact paper and colored tissue paper to create a "nanoparticle stained-glass" window.


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