This guide provides an overview of the Nano exhibition created by the NISE Network. The April 2015 document describes the exhibition and summarizes the unique dissemination model of distributing 93 copies of this small footprint mini-exhibition to locations throughout the United States. The guide content focuses on STEM learning and engagement, best practices in exhibition design, and impacts on museum audiences.
How can we mass-produce sophisticated products from materials too small to see? "From Lab to Fab" follows the story of two nanotech entrepreneurs navigating the rocky road from discovery to commercialization, with products ranging from tiny implantable body sensors to bullet-proof vests and aircraft flooring.
Everyone loves NanoDays festivities, but how do you keep people excited about nano the rest of the year? Join us to discover the innovative ways your colleagues are introducing nano outside of NanoDays! We’ll learn how partners are incorporating nano into nature detective activities, take-home workbooks shared at public events such as minor league baseball games, and exciting flash mobs. Come and learn some new ways to present the smallest science!
This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in March 2015 focused on the applications and scientific background behind NISE Net activities related to nano food and transmission electron microscopes (TEMs). The presentation covered a variety of past and present NanoDays activities, including Exploring Products - Nano Food and Exploring Tools - Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEMs).
Online Brown-Bag: Improving NanoDays Trainings with Team-Based Inquiry - Partner Examples (Recorded)
Did you see that book or those digital files about something called Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) in your NanoDays kit? Are you wondering what they are all about? Join us as we talk about Team-Based Inquiry, an evaluation-capacity building process developed by the NISE Network, and discuss a couple of different ways you can think about improving your institution's events, programs, or trainings using TBI! We will cover what TBI is before providing examples from Network partners about how they have used it to create better staff and training programs around nano.
Online Brown-Bag: Videos 101 - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Small-Scale to Large-Scale Video Production (Recorded)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million (or more, depending on the length of the video and frames per second)! Videos have a wide-variety of uses from generating excitement about a topic or explaining a concept, to detailing a process, providing professional development, and for marketing. Videos are a powerful tool and now hardware and software advances have literally placed video production into the palm of your hand!
This is a recording of a NISE Network online brown-bag conversation held in January 2015 that shares how some NISE Net partners present the basics of nano to different audiences. Presenters share their favorite examples, activities, resources, and videos.
Online Brown-Bag: Exhibit Small Talk - Engaging Various Audiences with the Nano Mini-Exhibition (Recorded)
The Nano mini-exhibition was designed to have a very wide reach, with hosts in multiple settings across the United States. Thus, a large part of the development process was dedicated to creating tools to make the exhibition welcoming and accessible to as many people as possible.
Students will examine the order of size of objects from the nanoscale to macroscale to visualize exponents and decimals, make size comparisons of objects, and develop an understanding of how small a nanometer is in comparison to common objects. This lesson uses the metric system.
Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. Discovery how nanotechnology found in nature may eventually be applied to make even the most mundane tasks like scrubbing toilets a thing of the past!