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Nanoconverter: From inches, feet and miles to nanometers

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    Lawrence Hall of Science

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Nanoconverter: From inches, feet and miles to nanometers

In this online math activity, learners can quickly discover the nanometer equivalent for inches, feet and miles and/or millimeters, centimeters and meters. The learner punches in a number on the "keyboard," selects Metric or English units, chooses the specific unit to be converted, and immediately sees how many nanometers equal the value entered into the converter.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Internet connection


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Number and Operations
      • Exponents
      • Multiples and Factors
      • Number Systems
    • Representation


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, The Regents of University of California, ©2007

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Nation Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • The Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, Berkeley


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