Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation. The Nano exhibition is intended for long-term display in museums across the United States, where it will engage millions of people. Up to fifty copies of Nano will be fabricated; all copies will be identical and distributed to museum partners free of charge. The exhibition complements NanoDays events and other NISE Network educational experiences.
What happens when things get smaller?
Small, Smaller, Nano: visitors explore progressively smaller magnetic materials — magnetite sand, iron powder, and ferrofluid.
What’s new about nano?
Build a Giant Carbon Nanotube: visitors work together to build a giant model of a carbon nanotube.
Where can you find nano?
I Spy Nano: visitors try a series of interactive challenges, then search a complex image for examples of real nano products and phenomena
What does nano mean for us?
Balance our Nano Future: visitors balance blocks on a tippy table, which represents the challenge of working together to build a stable nano future.
Seating and Reading Area
Reading Area: visitors sit comfortably while learning more from books and reading boards.
Static vs. Gravity: visitors spin disks containing small and large plastic beads, comparing the relative effects of static electricity and gravity on different size beads.