Nano

Nano Nano Nano

Imagine and discover a world you can’t see!

Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.

  • Explore progressively smaller magnetic materials —magnetite sand, iron powder and ferrofluid.
  • Work together to build a giant model of a carbon nanotube.
  • Try a series of interactive challenges, then search a complex image for examples of real nano products and phenomena.
  • Balance blocks on a tippy table, which represents the challenge of working together to build a stable nano future.
  • Spin disks containing small and large plastic beads, comparing the relative effects of static electricity and gravity on different size beads.

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Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.