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Discover a world too small to see! Get the family together and become enthralled with the world of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology in an exciting, interactive exhibit.
Created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation.
Discover a world you can’t see! Get the family together and become enthralled with the world of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology in an exciting, interactive exhibit.
Hands-on components present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real-world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.
HERE ARE SOME “BIG” QUESTIONS YOU’LL EXPLORE ABOUT NANO:
Just how small is nano?
Well, come dive into the five exhibit components and find out!
What happens when things get smaller?
Small, smaller, nano: Explore progressively smaller magnetic materials — magnetite sand, iron powder and ferrofluid.
What’s new with nano?
Build a giant carbon nanotube: Have fun together and build a giant model of carbon nanotube out of foam pieces. Work atom by atom — just like scientists who are creating new nano technologies.
Where can you find nano?
I Spy Nano: Try a series of interactive challenges and then search a complex image for examples of real nano products and phenomena.
What does nano mean for us?
Balance our nano future: Balance blocks on a tippy table, which represents the challenge of working together to build a stable nano future. You can also explore:
- Static vs. Gravity: Spin disks containing small and large plastic beads while comparing the relative effects of static electricity and gravity on different size beads.
- Reading Area: Sit comfortably while learning more by reading books and boards.