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In this online Flash game, learners investigate the very different behavior of forces at the nanoscale. Learners navigate nanobots of their own design across challenging terrain, and must pay close attention to the positive and negative charges pushing and pulling their nanobots as well as watch out for obstacles and water drops. They can also design (or "mod") courses for other learners to try. The Why? button provides diagrams and explanations about forces at the nanoscale.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • computer with internet access and Adobe Flash Player


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Electric Charges and Currents
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Bonding
    • Motion and Forces
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Elementary Particles and Nuclear Physics
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving
      • Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • hear
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection:

  • DragonflyTV


  • All Rights Reserved, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., ©2008

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation


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