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Children listening wearing paper elephant ears in Horton Senses Something Small NanoDays activity

Long Activities

Long activities include workshops, labs, and lessons for student and public groups. They are typically presented in a dedicated classroom or lab space. Length of time can vary from 45 minutes for an elementary field trip or classroom program to several hours or days for labs, summer camps, and other program formats.

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Looking at an opal through a scanning electron microscope

Colors at the Nanoscale: Butterflies, Beetles and Opals

In this activity, learners will be exposed to the term ‘Photonic Crystals,' explore some of the well-known photonic crystals in nature and will also be able observe one method that scientists use in trying to replicate this process.
a learner creates and draws an extremophile that could live on another planet

Exploring the Universe: Imagining Life

In this activity, learners imagine extreme environments that may exist beyond Earth and create living things that could thrive there.
Kid look at particles being sorted into smaller sizes with a screen sorter.

Nanotechnology Summer Camp (Ages 8 - 10) - Framework

In this weeklong activity, learners will engage with nanoscale science and engineering through hands-on activities.
Chemistry oil spill activity materials with dye absorbent cups and tongs

Cleaning Oil Spills with Chemistry

In this activity, learners will experiment with different methods of cleaning up a model oil spill.
A candid shot of a class of high school students in a science lab.

Nanotechnology Summer Camp Framework (High School)

In this week long camp, learners will be able to gain a comprehensive understanding of nanotechnology through activities that introduce them to the unique properties at the nanoscale.
Group of learners playing the card game with facilitators

Atoms to Atoms Card Game - training guide and materials

In this training exercise, learners will play a game where they assign descriptive terms to chemistry-related phrases and discuss why they feel that way.
A family pays attention to a the story of "Horton Senses Something Small"

Horton Senses Something Small

In this activity, young learners 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.
Brick design being tested by student featuring a pencil wedged in a Styrofoam board balancing a glass jar on a homemade brick

Composite Materials: Designing Mud Bricks

In this long activity, learners find out what composite materials are, why they are used in many industries, and then design and create their own composite mud bricks.
Sustainable Futures logo in full color

Sustainable Futures collection of public programs

In this collection of activities, learners explore sustainability science concepts in a variety of activities.
Two actors act in a play about nano and society.

Same Sides and Let's Talk About It videos

In this program, learners are introduced to nanoscale science which includes 2 ten-minute plays that stimulate conversation about the impact the field of nanoscale science may have on our lives.