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    This is an activity in which learners will find that they can detect differences in concentration better with their nose (smelling) than with their eyes (seeing). Our sense of smell allows us to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this nanoscience activity, learners discover that it's easy to pour water out of a regular-sized cup, but not out of a miniature cup. They learn that size can affect the way materials like...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This is written as a display, but can easily be adapted to a hands-on activity. Learners observe and shake containers of shiny liquids. Inside the containers are mixtures of water and some small...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners experiment with a commercially available liquid-crystal coaster. They warm the material with their hands for varying lengths of time and observe the changing colors that result. As the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners find out why some mineral sunblock rubs in clear. Learners compare nano and non-nano sunblocks and discover how particle size affects visibility.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use their sense of smell to explore the world on the nanoscale. Learners discover that we can smell some things that are too small to see, and that a nanometer is a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners try pouring water out of a regular cup and a miniature cup. It’s harder than it sounds! Learners discover that different forces dominate at different size scales. Use...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners mix liquid water with solid cornstarch. They investigate the slime produced, which has properties of both a solid and a liquid. When they press hard on the starch slime with their fingers,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes