Short activities are brief hands-on experiences lasting less than 15 minutes for small groups of people. They are often presented at a table, cart, or demonstration space in a variety of settings such as a museum exhibit gallery, classroom, or other public or group setting. Multiple short activities can be combined to form a longer activity.
I Spy Nano! (NanoDays 2012)
In this activity, learners try to find images of nano-related objects on a game board.
Nano Around the World card game
In this activity, learners are asked to assume the role of their character to find nanotechnologies that might benefit them and reflect on the potential uses of nanotechnology across the globe.
Exploring Tools - 3D Imaging
In this activity, learners use 3D glasses to discover what ordinary objects look like under magnification.
Would You Buy That
In this stage presentation, learners explores social and ethical issues of consumer products from the past, present and future
Horton Hears a Who! Storytime
In this activity, learners make paper elephant ears to wear and listen to "Horton Hears a Who!" by Dr. Seuss before exploring scent molecules.
Exploring Products - Kinetic Sand
In this activity, learners investigate and compare the properties of Kinetic Sand and regular sand.
In this activity, learners can draw their neighborhoods and talk about what they like best or least about the places they live. Then, learners are challenged to draw potential improvements they'd like to see in their communities.
In this activity, learners investigate how to make a voltaic pile, the first kind of battery.
Build a Battery
In this activity, learners learn build their own batteries with metal and felt washers.
Exploring the Solar System: Asteroid Mining
In this activity, learners imagine the challenges and opportunities of asteroid mining by drawing their own asteroid mining machines.