Exploring Tools - Mystery Shapes

  • Exploring Tools - Mystery Shapes
NISE Network product
Description

"Exploring Tools - Mystery Shapes" is a hands-on activity in which visitors use their sense of touch to investigate hidden objects. They learn that researchers use special tools, including scanning probe microscopes, to detect and make images of nanoscale objects. "Explore Science - Zoom into Nano Mystery Shapes" (2016) version designed for groups and community outreach.

Audience

Objectives

Big Idea

Scientists use special tools and equipment to work on the nanoscale.

Learning Goals

Scientists use special tools and equipment to work on the nanoscale.

Nano Content Map
Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.

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.

Owning institution

The Science Museum of Minnesota

Development Process

NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.