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    NISE Network
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    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...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This activity/demo introduces learners to aerogel, a glass nanofoam. Learners discover how aerogel is made and how well it insulates as well as learn about aerogel's other unique properties....

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue. They learn that a material can act differently when it’s nanometer-sized. Use this activity to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This demonstration can be used to help learners visualize DNA by lysing (breaking open) bacterial cells on a slide and “stringing up” the DNA with a toothpick in less than one minute. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Some bugs can walk on the surface of a lake, stream, river, pond or ocean. In this activity, learners will investigate surface tension of and how it prevents these bugs from sinking under the water...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This activity models the way Landsat satellites use a thermal infrared sensor to measure land surface temperatures. IR technology, like the IR thermometer in this activity, uses the infrared light...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This is an online game about the complexities of farming. Learners will "draw" cards and make decisions about how to take care of their farm. Through this process, they will learn farming...

    free Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this neuroscience activity (4th activity on the page), learners make their own set of Von Frey hairs to test detection thresholds. Learners use various thicknesses of monofilament fishing line,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    Are fingers the only place on the body where we use our sense of touch? In this activity (6th activity on the page), learners test the touch sensitivity of different parts of the body. One learner...

    free Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    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...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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