Imagine going up to a kiosk in your local library and actually touching the surfaces of nanoscale objects scaled up to human dimensions! Using innovative 3D-tactile models this kiosk for libraries allow visitors to feel the surfaces of nanoscale objects, thereby experiencing the amazing nanoscale structures that give these materials their unique properties. Developed by the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, Illinois and the Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) at University of Madison Wisconsin.
Troy Dassler's 12 minute TEDx presentation about how he came to introduce nanoscience into his elementary school. Based on his experiences at Aldo Leopold Elementary School working with scientists at the University of Wisconsin MRSEC.
Climbable playground equipment in the shape of different forms of carbon. The pieces are part of the science playground installed at the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, Illinois. Accompanying website and educational curriculum has been developed to complement the playground pieces. The website introduces children at the elementary school level to the properties of carbon. The children can follow the story of Carl, a carbon atom, on his quest to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up and learn about carbon-containing molecules.