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Group of children and adults using dry ice to make bubbles in Explore Science Let's Do Chemistry Sublimation Bubbles activity

Short Activities

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.

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Facilitator standing in the middle of a room while learners are spaced out at different lengths

Exploring the Solar System: Big Sun, Small Moon

In this activity, learners explore the concept of the apparent size by looking at models of celestial bodies at different distances.
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Facilitator demonstrates a magnetic field with a small model of Earth

Exploring the Solar System: Magnetic Fields

In this activity, learners use magnets and metal items to learn about magnetic fields of the Earth, the Sun, and other objects in the universe.
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Gum and Chocolate Chemistry activity - child holding piece of chocolate

Gum and Chocolate

In this activity, learners practice observation and prediction skills as they experience an interesting chemical reaction in their mouths by chewing chocolate and gum at the same time.
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Image of various crafting materials for the Watch and Create activity

Watch and Create! Creativity For Sustainability

In this activity, learners work together to explore their relationship with technology and examine ways to make sustainable media consumption choices.
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DIY Solar System app preview video screenshot showing interactive app on iphone

DIY Solar System App

DIY Solar System makes it easy for families and educators to explore the solar system from anywhere, anytime!
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Three girls playing on the Nano Stretch-Ability mat

Macro, Micro and Nano Stretch-Ability

In this activity, learners use a fun, hands AND feet on game to explore objects on several different scales.
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Faciltator showing physical models of carbon to a visitor at a NanoDays event

Forms of Carbon

In this activity, learners interact with models of four different forms of carbon to explore how the nanoscale arrangement of atoms dramatically impacts a material’s macroscale behavior.
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Learner holding the origami-folded game in their hands

Nano Future Tellers

In this activity, learners play an origami-folded, interactive pocket game to explore future nano products.
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Two young learners and facilitator push down on a red magnet being repelled by a magnetic black base

Exploring Products - Computer Hard Drives

In this activity, learners use floating ring magnets to store data and model how computer hard drives works.
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Child holding squares of red stained glass colored by nano gold

Exploring Materials - Nano Gold

In this activity, learners discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue.
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