Nano Mini-Exhibition

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NISE Network product
Nano Mini-Exhibition

Description: 

Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology. Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation. The Nano exhibition is intended for long-term display in museums across the United States, where it will engage tens of millions of people. Up to seventy copies of Nano will be fabricated; all copies will be identical and distributed to museum partners free of charge. The exhibition complements NanoDays events and other NISE Network educational experiences.

Standards

History and nature of science: 

K-4: Science as a human endeavor
5-8: Science as a human endeavor
9-12: Science as a human endeavor

Physical science: 

K-4: Properties of objects and materials
5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
9-12: Motions and forces
9-12: Structure and properties of matter
9-12: Structure of atoms

Science and Technology: 

K-4: Understanding about science and technology
5-8: Understanding about science and technology
9-12: Understanding about science and technology

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: 

K-4: Science and technology in local challenges
5-8: Science and technology in society
9-12: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

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About Exhibits

An Exhibit is a visitor experience that may take many formats such as a display of objects or interactive components; it may include graphic panels or multimedia components; it is usually an un-staffed visitor experience. A group of themed exhibits makes up an Exhibition.

The exhibits created by the NISE Network were developed through a process of prototyping, audience evaluation research, educator peer reviews, and in-depth partnerships with scientists.

For information about NISE Network exhibits, please visit the About Exhibits page or contact exhibits@nisenet.org.

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