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What am I?

In this activity, learners examine nanoscale structures of common things. Learners flip between macro and nanoscale images of familiar objects to learn about some ways that nanotechnology is inspired by nature. Learners also discover surprising properties at the nanoscale and new applications in nanotechnology. This activity includes print-your-own cards.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English, Spanish

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Computing
      • Computer Science
    • Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
    • Technology
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Biodiversity
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Computers
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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  • Free access

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Funding Sources:

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

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