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Surface AreaAdd to list Details
In this demonstration, learners discover that nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area to volume ratio.
Charge ChallengeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how objects can have positive, negative, or neutral charges, which attract, repel and move between objects.
ElectroplatingAdd to list Details
In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating.
Radioactive Decay of Candium
In this simulation, learners use M&M™ candy to explore radioactive isotope decay.
The Electric SqueezeAdd to list Details
In this activity/demo about piezoelectricity, learners discover how some crystals produce electricity when squeezed.
What Shape Is It?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners determine the shape of an unseen object by bouncing a ball off the object.
Exploring the Nanoworld with LEGO Bricks: Structures at the Nanoscale
In this activity (pages 7-16), learners model various crystal structures with LEGOs. This activity also contains additional links that explain how to create other crystal structures.
LEGO® Chemical Reactions
This activity uses LEGO® bricks to represent atoms bonding into molecules and crystals. The lesson plan is for a 2.5 hour workshop (or four 45-minute classes).
Making a Battery from a PotatoAdd to list Details
In this electrochemistry activity, young learners and adult helpers create a battery from a potato to run a clock.
Chemistry in the KitchenAdd to list Details
In this kitchen chemistry activity, learners explore the chemistry of crystals by making sugar crystals, consider a common chemical reaction type responsible for the rising of muffins and cake in the
Mixtures and Solutions
This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures and solutions, identify the differences, and explore the conce
The Carbon Cycle and its Role in Climate Change: Activity 1
In this activity (on page 1), learners role play as atoms to explore how atoms can be rearranged to make different materials.
In this activity, learners use marshmallows and gum drops to construct seven models of molecules. Learners classify (solid, liquid or gas) and draw diagrams of the molecules.
Gas ModelAdd to list Details
This highly visual model demonstrates the atomic theory of matter which states that a gas is made up of tiny particles of atoms that are in constant motion, smashing into each other.
Radioactive-Decay Model: Substitute coins for radiationAdd to list Details
Get a roll of pennies, throw them on the ground, then remove those that only show tails, and repeat with the ones left over.
Big Things Come in Little Packages
As a group, learners investigate three packages which are all the same size and shape, but have different contents. One is filled with foam, one is filled with wood, and one is filled with metal.
Below the Surface: Surface Tension II
In this activity learners explore surface tension. Why are certain objects able to float on the surface of water and how do detergents break the surface tension of water?
Crystal Packin' Mama
In this activity, learners investigate the basic crystal structures that metal atoms form.
Size and Scale: Probing and Predicting
In this quick activity about predicting (located on page 2 of the PDF under Where's Nano?
Toast a Mole!Add to list Details
In this quick activity, learners drink Avogadro's number worth of molecules - 6.02x10^23 molecules!