This activity from Science Alberta guides you through the process of making a complex buckyball shape out of origami paper. Their educational website, wonderville.ca, has additional activities, videos, games, and comics.
This creative video from Science Alberta, explores the possible careers in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Their educational site, wonderville.ca, includes additional education videos, games, activities, and comics.
DragonflyTV Nano showcases kids conducting inquiry-based investigations, aided by science museums and university research labs nationwide. The DragonflyTV Nano series presents the "big ideas" in nanoscience and nanotechnology The accompanying website provides links to online games and activities, in-depth educator guides, and episode synopses.
The NanoSchoolBox is a kit that provides instructions and background information for nanotechnology experiments or demonstrations. Experiments explore the lotus effect, titanium oxide, ferrofluids, colloids including gold, memory metal and reactivity.
"Experiment with Superhydrophobic Materials" is a hands-on activity that tests highly water repellent materials. In this experiment the degree of hydrophobicity is measured and explained. The tested materials are highly water repellent thanks to their surface nano-engineering. The materials have been developed using nature as an inspiration, since some plant leaves have exceptional properties due to their surface composition. The activity includes an educator guide, PowerPoint, laboratory worksheet and background information.
"Exploring Structures - Butterfly" is a hands-on activity in which visitors investigate how some butterfly wings get their color. They learn that some wings get their color from the nanoscale structures on the wings instead of pigments.
What is Nanoland, and what kinds of curious things will Alice find there?
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a land smaller than small, where crazy nano pants and cabbage abound!
Based on Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this exciting romp explores the nano in nature and how phenomena at the very small scale affect our very big world.
Suitable for reading areas, story-times, or to augment a program. This children's book is available in hardcover and digital download via www.lulu.com. See Resources tab for links.
NANO, LACMA was developed by a team of scientists and artists at UCLA. It was a temporary exhibition that closed in 2004, and provided a greater understanding of how art, science, culture and technology influence each other. Additional resources are available online.