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Human Body: Microscopic Images
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Human Body: Microscopic Images

Explore microscopic images of objects that might be found in or on our human bodies. 

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: electron microscopes, microscopy, nanometers, nanoscale, nanotechnology, scale, science
Mysteries of the Unseen World Museum Educator Guide
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Mysteries of the Unseen World Museum Educator Guide

This guide is designed to provide museum educators with resources to promote and help augment guest experiences before and after viewing the film Mysteries of the Unseen World. Inside the guide you will find informational text about the film, text to include in newsletters for event promotion, and a...

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: electron microscopes, engineering, hands-on projects, light waves, nanoscience, nanotechnology, perspective, science
World's Smallest 3-D Map
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World's Smallest 3-D Map

IBM Research - Zurich scientists explain how scanning tunneling microscope technology was used to create the world's smallest 3D map.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: atoms, ibm, mapmaking, matterhorn, nanotechnology, scanning tunneling microscopes, scientists, world maps
Quantum Dots
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Quantum Dots

Microscope photo of 1-micron dots.

  • Concepts: electricity, low earth orbit (leo), nanoparticles, nanotechnology, payload, quantum dots
Nanotechnology: Using Refraction To Make Things Invisible
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Nanotechnology: Using Refraction To Make Things Invisible

Students will learn how engineers are working with nanotechnology to make metamaterials. Students will explore how light refracts and bends naturally to better understand how scientist are trying to alter the way light bends with metamaterials to create invisibility fields.

  • Concepts: angle of incidence, metamaterial, nanotechnology, refraction
Mysteries of the Unseen World Education
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Mysteries of the Unseen World Education

Discover things to slow, too fast, or too small to see.

  • Concepts: electron microscopy, engineering, high-speed photography, microscopic images, mysteries of the unseen world, nanotechnology, national geographic movies, photography, science, technology, time-lapse photography
nanotechnology
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nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the study and manipulation of individual atoms and molecules.

  • Best for: Grades 9+ (ages 14+)
  • Concepts: buckyballs, chemistry, dendrimers, fullerenes, manufacturing, measurement, microscopes, nanoscale, nanotechnology, physics, quantum dots, research
Short Activities - Middle School
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Short Activities - Middle School

Find two short hands-on activities designed to help middle school students understand that magnifying objects allows them to be seen in more detail and that objects look different at different magnifications.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: alaska, magnification, maps, microscopes, microscopy, nanoscale, nanotechnology, scanning electron microscopes, state mapmaker kits
How Small is Small
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How Small is Small

Students learn the vast size differential of nanoscale compared to visible scale objects.

  • Best for: Grades K-4 (ages 5-10)
  • Concepts: atoms, hydrophobic, macro, micro, molecules, nano, nanotechnology, quarks
Short Activities - Elementary
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Short Activities - Elementary

Find two short hands-on activities designed to teach elementary students about objects at the nanoscale and the technology that allows us to see these objects.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: animal adaptations, ecosystems, endangered species, human impacts, keystone species, magnification, microscopes, microscopy, nanoscale, nanotechnology, scanning electron microscopes, wildlife conservation, wolves
Solar Panels
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Solar Panels

Photo of a man laying out thin, flexible, black panels.

  • Concepts: construction, nanotechnology, renewable energy, solar panels
Damascus Steel
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Damascus Steel

Photo of a sword blade.

  • Concepts: damascus steel, nanotechnology, swords
Nanotubes
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Nanotubes

Black-and-white microscope photo of black tubes.

  • Concepts: carbon, graphene, microscopy, nanotechnology, technology
Happy Birthday, Hank Aaron
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Happy Birthday, Hank Aaron

On February 5, 1934, Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama.

  • Best for: Grades 2-10 (ages 7-16)
  • Concepts: athletes, atlanta, baseball, nanoparticles, nanotechnology, racism
Nanoscience
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Nanoscience

Not long ago, the ability to see and move a single atom or molecule fell within the realm of science fiction. The ever-growing field of nanotechnology, however, has opened up a new and endless frontier in science.

  • Best for: Grades K+ (ages 5+)
  • Concepts: alabama, atoms, maps, nanomedicine, nanometers, nanoparticles, nanoscience, nanotechnology, state mapmaker kits
Nanotechnology Kills Cancer Cells
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Nanotechnology Kills Cancer Cells

Students examine a diagram illustrating how cancer works and explore an animation that shows how nanotechnology can be used to improve cancer treatment. Students also learn about the work of a cancer technology researcher.

  • Best for: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
  • Concepts: cancer, nanoscience, nanotechnology, properties, science, technology
Nano World Revealed
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Nano World Revealed

Using media resources and online research, students explore the world of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: cancer, medicine, nanoscience, nanotechnology, properties, science, technology
How the Nanoscale Measures Up
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How the Nanoscale Measures Up

Through a series of hands-on activities that incorporate mathematics and visual media, students explore the nanoscale and how it compares to the macro and micro scales.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: math, measurement, metric, nanoscale, nanotechnology, scale, science
Natural World: Microscopic Images
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Natural World: Microscopic Images

Explore microscopic images of objects that are part of our natural world.

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: electron microscopes, microscopy, nanometers, nanoscale, nanotechnology, scale, science
Around the House: Microscopic Images
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Around the House: Microscopic Images

Explore microscopic images of objects that might be found around the house. 

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: electron microscopes, microscopy, nanometers, nanoscale, nanotechnology, scale, science
Yuck Factor: Microscopic Images
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Yuck Factor: Microscopic Images

Explore microscopic images of objects that might make one squirm or look away or just say “Yuck!”

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: electron microscopes, microscopy, nanometers, nanoscale, nanotechnology, scale, science
Nano and Me – Aluminum
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Nano and Me – Aluminum

Find out that nano has some very surprising properties. For example, nanoparticles of aluminum can explode.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: nanoparticles, nanoscale, nanotechnology, particles, properties
What's Nano About Bubbles
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What's Nano About Bubbles

Explore how nanoscale science impacts even simple, childhood pleasures like blowing bubbles.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: light, light waves, nanometers, nanoscale, nanotechnology, properties, visible light
I Got No Stains on Me
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I Got No Stains on Me

Discover how nanotechnology and nanoscale science are applied to create clothes that are stain resistant using nature's lotus leaf as inspiration.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: nanometers, nanoparticles, nanoscale, nanotechnology, nano whiskers, particles, properties, technology