Exploring Size - Moving Molecules (NanoDays 2013)

NISE Network product
Description: 

"Exploring Size - Moving Molecules" is a hands-on activity in which visitors use an air cannon toy to spin pinwheels. They learn that air is made up of molecules, which are tiny nanometer-sized particles.

Audience: 
Nano topics: 

Objectives

Big Idea: 
A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.
Learning Goals: 
  • A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.
  • Air is made of molecules, which are tiny nanometer-sized particles.
NISE Net Content Map: 
  • Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.

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Credits

Funding: 
Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
Permissions: 

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