This interactive exhibit has been designed to engage 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. Visitors can engage in a series of challenges activities to learn about real nano products and phenomena, explore nano materials and their properties, as well as build some nano products. Demonstrations presented by the Museum's Explorers, will also engage and intrigue visitors as they discover the fascinating world of nano technology.
Discover nanotechnology through simple, hands-on experiments. Experience for yourself how the properties of ordinary things changes as they become smaller and into the nano scale.
Fun, hands-on activities for ages 6-12 include:
* Twisted and Bent: The Properties of "Memory Wire"
* Nano Fabrics: Learn how stains are repelled
* Liquid Crystal Diodes: Examine how the display on your calculator works