Horton Senses Something Small

NISE Network product
Description: 

In the "Horton Senses Something Small" story time program young visitors listen to the Dr. Seuss book "Horton Hears a Who". They look at small things using lenses and use their sense of smell to detect things that are too small to see. Visitors also make and decorate a craft.

Audience: 
Nano topics: 

Objectives

Big Idea: 
There are things too small to see. Some very small things can be detected by the sense of smell.
Learning Goals: 
  • As a result of participating in this program, visitors will be introduced to the idea that there are very small things, too small for our eyes to see.
  • As a result of participating in this program, visitors will be introduced to the idea that our sense of smell can sometimes detect particles that are too small to see.
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: 

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.