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Exploring Size: Ball Sorter


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Exploring Size: Ball Sorter

In this activity, learners use sieves with different-sized holes to sort balls by size. They learn that researchers are developing new technologies that can sort nano-sized things, including filters with nano-sized holes. Use this activity to talk about different techniques for filtering water and the need for clean drinking water in many parts of the world.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
Over $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration, Simulation

Language:
English, Spanish

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
    • Technology
      • Medical Technology
      • Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation, 0532536
  • National Science Foundation, 0940143

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