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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 explore deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a nanoscale structure that occurs in nature. Learners extract a sample of DNA from split peas and put the sample in an Eppendorf tube...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    This is a hands-on activity exploring how nanoscale particles are used in mineral sunblocks to increase their transparency. Learners compare nano and non-nano sunblocks to a visual representation...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore how nanotechnology is being used to create new types of protective fabrics. Learners play with samples of “Oobleck," a polymer (a long chain of molecules)...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate just how small a billionth of a meter is by attempting to cut a paper ruler down to a nanometer-sized sliver. Learners discover that nano is too small to see,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate how inkjet printers produce tiny, precise drops of ink. They examine printed paper with magnifying glasses, see a few demonstrations of how liquids behave...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners discover how a super-absorbing material can be used to move a straw. Learners discover that hydrogels can absorb a lot of water, like the one used in this activity, which...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this demonstration, learners discover that nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area to volume ratio. Learners learn that smaller particles have a much...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore how the application of nano-sized "whiskers" can protect clothing from stains. Learners investigate the hydrophobic properties of pants made from nano...

    Over $20 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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