Exploring Structures - Butterfly (NanoDays 2012)

NISE Network product
Description: 

"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.

Audience: 

Objectives

Big Idea: 
The way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its properties on the nanoscale.
Learning Goals: 
  • The way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its properties on the nanoscale.
  • Some nanotechnologies are inspired by nature.
NISE Net Content Map: 
  • Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.

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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Development Process: 

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