Mixing Molecules is a full-body immersive simulation demonstrating the collision of molecules at the nanoscale. The digital interface allows visitors to use their shadows to “push” animated molecules that are projected onto a screen in a darkened room. Visitors can manipulate the collsion of the molecules, speeding or slowing the formation of new compounds. The piece demonstrates the connection between the nanoscale - where individual molecules collide with each other - and the macroscale where many small random collisions appear as one larger, consistent motion.
The American Chemical Society produces Reactions Everyday Chemistry videos, stories, and infographics covering a wide variety of chemistry topics including many about nanoscale science. Example: How Can You See an Atom? video The World's Smallest Robots: Rise of the Nanomachines What is the Blackest Black?