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Exploring Size: Measure Yourself


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Exploring Size: Measure Yourself

In this activity, learners mark their height on a height chart and discover how tall they are in nanometers. They learn that although being a billion nanometers tall sounds impressive, it doesn't mean they're super tall: it means a nanometer is super small. Learners can also measure their hands in nanometers.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English, Spanish

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • be mobile

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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