• Las nanotecnologías tienen el potencial de transformar la manera como vivimos.
  • Cuando las cosas se hacen más pequeños, pueden actuar de manera sorprendentes.
  • Todos tenemos una función en la formación de nuestro nanofuturo.
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NanoDays

NanoDays activities

NanoDays es un festival de programas educativos a nivel nacional acerca de la ciencia y la ingeniería a escala nano y su posible impacto sobre el futuro.

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Nanonoticias actuales:
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Maestros de K-12

K-12 classroom activities

Planes de estudio y recursos de actividades para que los maestros de K-12 utilicen en sus salones de clase.

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Recursos

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¿Y cuál es el alboroto con la Nanotecnología ?

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What is a nanometer? What things are measured in nanometers? Is a red blood cell bigger or smaller than a bacteria? This video takes you on an adventure of scale from the macrosize to the microsize to the nanosize! (2:52 minutes)

Nanooze magazine logo

Nanooze fue creado para niños y jóvenes. Aquí encontrarán artículos interesantes acerca de los descubrimientos más recientes y lo que éstos pueden significar para el futuro.

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An overview of nanotechnology developed by IEEE, IBM, and the New York Hall of Science

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An introduction to nanotechnology developed by Northwestern University

Nanotechnology and Energy graphic

An introduction to nanotechnology and energy developed by National Nanotechnology Initiative

Top of Nanotechnology: Big Things from a Tiny World brochure

An introduction to nanotechnology developed by National Nanotechnology Initiative

The word TINY spelled out in atoms

Australian animated video on scale. How might we imagine one billionth of a meter?

outline of human body

Australian animated video exploring novel nano properties such as conductivity, color, and reactivity at the nanoscale.

How Small is Nano? children's book

Step down in size to find out the answers to questions about size and learn about different types of units that are used to measure very tiny things. This children's book is available for free download, or for purchase via LuLu.com in hardcover, or LuLu.com in softcover, or Amazon.com in softcover.

Is That Robot Real book cover - showing Mars Rover

What is a robot, and how small can robots be? Learn what makes a robot a robot, then step down in size and find out which robots are real and which are science fiction. This children's book is available for free download, or for purchase via LuLu.com in hardcover, or LuLu.com in softcover, or Amazon.com in softcover.

Richard Feynman giving a lecture

Narrated by Alan Alda, this videos an introduction to nanoscience; produced by the Kavli Foundation.

Changing our relationship with science

This film asks scientists from to imagine the future of science and technology and the scientific enterprise as a whole.

man holding meter stick

¿Y cuál es el alboroto con la Nanotecnología ?

Girl studies cup of river water

Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. Learn how you can use nanotechnology to clean drinking water right now!

Girl with cabbage leaf

Discovery how nanotechnology found in nature may eventually be applied to make even the most mundane tasks like scrubbing toilets a thing of the past!

Chocolate Bar

Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. See how even chocolate has nano implications and how we are in fact nanosensors!

Bubbles

Nanoscale science and technology (“nano” for short) is all around us and growing rapidly. Explore how nanoscale science impacts even simple, childhood pleasures like blowing bubbles.

UV Rays

In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, Mr. O compares sunblock containing nanoparticles to ointment.

non-Newtonian fluid

In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, learn how nanotechnology is being used to create new types of protective fabrics.

invisible basketball players

A short film comedically exploring the idea of invisibility cloaks and how this possible new technology may influence society.

Battling Cancer with Nanotechnology (Spanish)

Mauro Ferrari, a leading pioneer in the field of cancer nanomedicine, shares his research.

Stealth Imaging with Iron Nanoparticles (Spanish)

The research story of Ralph Weissleder and Mukesh Harisinghani, who collaborated on a clinical trial to determine if iron-oxide nanoparticles could enhance a diagnostic image.

Zapping Tumors with Gold (Spanish)

The story of how physicist Naomi Halas and bioengineer Jennifer West hatched an idea that could someday lead to relief for millions of cancer patients.

Nano and Me - Gravity

Meet Macro and Nano. Nano is WAY smaller than Macro and has some very surprising properties! (32 seconds)

Nano and Me - Gold

Meet Macro and Nano. Nano is WAY smaller than Macro and has some very surprising properties! (35 seconds)

Nano and Me - Aluminum

Meet Macro and Nano. Nano is WAY smaller than Macro and has some very surprising properties! (34 seconds)

Nano and Me - Silver

Meet Macro and Nano. Nano is WAY smaller than Macro and has some very surprising properties! (42 seconds)

Nano and Me - Latex

Meet Macro and Nano. Nano is WAY smaller than Macro and has some very surprising properties! (33 seconds)

Nano and Me - Pants

Meet Macro and Nano. Nano is WAY smaller than Macro and has some very surprising properties! (42 seconds)

Scientist build tiny things with atoms - image of a molecule

This video introduces the scientists, tools, and equipment found in clean rooms, a special kind of lab used to do nanoscale research. (3:45 minutes)

image of a finger 1 centimeter wide

What is a nanometer? What things are measured in nanometers? Is a red blood cell bigger or smaller than a bacteria? This video takes you on an adventure of scale from the macrosize to the microsize to the nanosize! (2:52 minutes)

3 Angry Scientists

A 20 minute film meant to inspire conversation about weighing the risks and benefits of new technology.

Who Benefits

A short 3-minute film to aid in the discussion of the societal and ethical implication of nanotechnology.

Ask and Research

A short 3-minute film to aid in the discussion of the societal and ethical implication of nanotechnology.

Regulation

A short 3-minute film to aid in the discussion of the societal and ethical implication of nanotechnology.

A short 3-minute film to aid in the discussion of the societal and ethical implication of nanotechnology.

hand with magnet and tube of ferrofluid

Liquids that respond to a magnet? This is not science fiction, but science fact. In this segment, Yale scientist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, shows the wonderful world of ferrofluids.

nobel winning experiment

In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, we take a look at a Nobel Prize winning experiment!

nanocoatings

In this episode of O Wow Moments with Mr. O from the Children's Museum of Houston, we take a look at Nanocoatings!

butterfly blues

Mr. O talks about iridescence and Blue Morpho butterflies in another "O Wow" moment at the Children's Museum of Houston.

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Inside Science TV episode produced by the American Institute of Physics.

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Science rapper Mike Wilson AKA Coma Niddy provides an intro to Nanotechnology.

Inside Science TV logo

Inside Science TV episode from the American Institute of Physics.

What is Cancer button on Nanomedicine Explorer website

Escucha las historias de investigadores que trabajan en las técnicas más avanzadaspara detectar y tratar el cáncer…participa en juegos interactivos…explora la ciencia…participa en una encuesta…comparte tus ideas…

Coma Niddy science rapper logo

Science rapper Mike Wilson AKA Coma Niddy explains antimicrobial abilities of silver.

Girl looking curiously at NanoDays activity

NanoDays promotional video invites learners of all ages to "come see what's so big about the super small!" at NanoDays events nationwide. (30 seconds)

Let's Talk About It

A short film that stimulates conversation about the impact the field of nanoscale science may have on our lives. (9:56 minutes)

Same Sides

A short film that stimulates conversation about the impact the field of nanoscale science may have on our lives. (11:41 minutes)

Zoom into a microchip

Zoom into the inner workings of a computer microchip!

Zoom into a Blue Morpho Butterfly

Zoom into the natural nanostructures that manipulate light on a Blue Morpho Butterfly!

Zoom into a Lotus Leaf

In this film "Zoom into a Lotus Leaf," see an up close look at the tiny nanostructures that give the leaf its unique behavior.

Intro to Nanomedicine video

What is Nanomedicine? This is a narrated-and-captioned 2.5 minute video that provides a brief overview of some of the basic ideas and goals of nanomedicine.

Does Every Silver Lining Have a Cloud?

Duke University researchers explain the relationship between nanomaterials, in particular nano silver, and their potential impact on the ecosystem.

Nano Careers

This creative video from Science Alberta, explores the possible careers in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

Do you know what nano means?

This creative video from Science Alberta, explores the world of the nanoscale.

Scientist Ainissa Ramirez

Spiderman isn't the only person who can walk on walls and make webs stronger than steel. Scientists are making this possible in the lab. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez describes the science behind making webs and walking on walls.

Dr. Ainissa Ramirez discusses how a layer of carbon that is one atom thick, called graphene, will revolutionize our lives.

Ainissa Ramirez Nanomaterials image of scientist holding foil sheet

Dr. Ainissa Ramirez demonstrates how materials behave strangely when they are nanosize—about 1/100,000 the thickness of your hair.

Narrated by Stephen Fry, this film explores the strange world of nanoscience.

Examine how nanoscale science and technology are applied to create clothes that are stain resistant using nature as inspiration.

It turns out that we are nanosensors - our noses actually sense molecules. Explore how our sense of smell works!

Find out how to make your own ice cream topping that requires a scientist (namely, you) to create it and how it relates to nanotechnology!

man looking through magnifying glass, tiny robotic insect

Four part NOVA series - Making Stuff: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter

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Variety of fun, educational videos about nanotechnology produced by the Museum of Science, Boston

Scientist Andrew Maynard holding Twinkie

Andrew Maynard of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies provides an introductory guide to nanotechnology

Nanotechnology the Power of Small

Fred Friendly Seminar television series and online forum explores the ethical issues surrounding the applications of Nanotechnology

When Things Get Small

What could a stadium-sized bowl of peanuts, a shrinking elephant, and a crazed hockey player have to do with nanoscience? 27 minute Video produced by University of California San Diego

NanoZone - the Future! image of robot and robot dog

Videos, games and activities produced by the Lawrence Hall of Science

PBS DragonflyTV Nano boy and girl

Online tv episodes, interviews with nano scientists, online games, and activities to try at home

3 Angry Scientists

A 20 minute film meant to inspire conversation about weighing the risks and benefits of new technology.

outline of human body

Australian animated video exploring novel nano properties such as conductivity, color, and reactivity at the nanoscale.

The word TINY spelled out in atoms

Australian animated video on scale. How might we imagine one billionth of a meter?

Adventures at Nanoscale: Superconductivity screenshot

Animated characters and their subatomic alter egos to explore how electrical conductors and high temperature superconductors work. More at www.quarked.org.

Making more stuff

Faster, Wilder, Colder, Safer. Each NOVA PBS episode shows how the field of materials science has changed history and is shaping the future with a new generation of amazing materials.

UC Berkeley scientist Robert Full lecturing

UC Berkeley biologist Robert Full describes the unlikely way he studied gecko’s feet and how these beneficial discoveries could eventually save lives.

Richard Feynman giving a lecture

Narrated by Alan Alda, this videos an introduction to nanoscience; produced by the Kavli Foundation.

NOVA Making Stuff image with host David Pogue

Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter: Spider silk that is stronger than steel. Plastics made of sugar that dissolve in landfills. Self-healing military vehicles. Smart pills and micro-robots that zap diseases. Clothes that monitor your mood. What will the future bring, and what will it be made of?

Graphene SciShow screenshot

Graphene! If you haven't heard of it before, you have now. And it may prove to be the next big thing in materials science. SciShow explains what it is, why it's so awesome, and what challenges we face in harnessing its amazing properties.

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Step into the world of nanotechnology with short radio episodes focusing on the science and engineering of the very small. Produced by WUFT and the Center for Nanostructured Electronic Materials (CNEM) at the University of Florida, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Georgia.

Trips to the NanoFrontier Podcast

TSix episode podcast series focused on exciting research and applications in nanotechnology created by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN)

World's smallest abacus.  source: IBM Research, Zurich

A look at nanotech fact and fiction, and the potential links between the two (August 11, 2000)

tiny nanoantennas, Source: Idaho National Laboratory

A talk with the developers of flexible sheets of 'nanoantennas' that could aid in getting energy from solar energy or from other heat sources (August 22, 2008)

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Audioguía (AD) de la exhibición Nano para visitantes invidentes o de visión limitada (Español)

A tiny nanoguitar of silicon, Courtesy Craighead Group. Cornell University.

A look at the future of nanotechnology, icluding the promise of nanomedicine and the care and handling of nanotech when it comes to potential health and environmental effects (June 15, 2007)

Buckyball

A talk with one of the chemists who discovered buckyballs, Nobel prize-winner Harry Kroto (March 20, 2009)

Making Science User-Friendly: Science Friday

Host Ira Flatow spends focuses on various nano topics. Recent developments and directions for research in the fields of nanomaterials and nanotechnology. How do you take pictures of objects that are too small to photograph? Buckyballs and buckypaper.

Nanotechnology

Many people wonder: what is nanotechnology, really? Guests Skip Rung of ONAMI, and George Kimbrell with the Center for Technology Assessment, help enhance understanding.

Small Talk

SmallTalk is a 5 part podcast series chatting about nanotechnology with leading scientists, thinkers, artists, writers, and visionaries produced by the Exploratorium

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The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s podcast answers questions about nanotechnology, including: what is it, what can it be used for, can it build a space elevator, and what is gray goo (NanoDays episode, 4/4/08)

EarthSky: A Clear Voice for Science

Variety of 90-second radio mini-documentaries on nano for distributed to radio stations nationwide

Mission: Nano screenshot

Mission: Nano consists of a series of four challenges to diagnose and treat a bone injury utilizing medical nanotechnology. Players can choose a “story mode” where they lead the doctor to complete all four challenges or a “practice mode” to complete the four challenges as quickly as possible. Currently available in web and Android versions.

Mysteries of the Unseen World app logo

This iPad app takes players on a spectacular journey into the nano-world. Familiar items from our everyday lives become beautifully abstract and unidentifiable under the lens of an electron microscope. Quizzes and puzzles will challenge players' ability to decipher the unseen in the world around us.

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Online games, videos, and activities bring subatomic physics to life.

Screenshot for presidential decision game shows the White House

This Flash game presents you, the President, with several national decisions about nanotechnology. Advisors and lobbyists give suggestions as you try to remain popular and get reelected.

NanoBuzz water filter game screenshot

Play one of several short online puzzle games: Help assemble the carbon nanotubes, Help filter the water, Try to find the nanoparticle, and Test your nanotech memory

What is Cancer button on Nanomedicine Explorer website

Escucha las historias de investigadores que trabajan en las técnicas más avanzadaspara detectar y tratar el cáncer…participa en juegos interactivos…explora la ciencia…participa en una encuesta…comparte tus ideas…

Dig into Nano Technology

The Dig in to Nano Technology interactive site introduces visitors to the world of things you just can't see.

The Scale of the Universe

This interactive animation is a modern version of the classic powers of ten video. It takes you all the way from the (estimated) outer reaches of the universe down to the length of a Planck. Somewhere in the middle, the animation let's you explore the nano-scale. Click on different objects as they zoom by to learn more.

Take the nano challenge! Find 42 everyday products containing nanomaterials or being enhanced by nanotechnology.

microscope images of an individual molecules which has a characteristic flower shapes

Researchers are asking members of the public to help unlock the secrets of magnetism at the molecular scale by taking part in a citizen science project. Volunteers from across the world can help analyze microscope images of individual molecules, which have characteristic flower shapes.

nanospace logo featuring a molecular model

Explore the world of atoms and molecules with games, activities and short animations in a fun-filled virtual amusement park.

Duckboy in NanoLand amusement park

Online game from the Science Museum in London

Nanoreisen: Adventures beyond the Decimal

Interactive online journey into the world of nanoscale (in German, English, French, and Spanish)

NanoQuest: It's a Small World

3D Computer game from Ireland

NanoMission

Downloadable PC game by PlayGen from England

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Videos, games and activities produced by the Lawrence Hall of Science

Nanobots nanorobot

Online Nanobots game

nano scientist in lab cartoon

A series of videos and online activities for students in grades 10 – 12 and early college to develop a nanoparticle and explore its properties, and apply nanoparticle technology to assist in virtual brain surgery.

Nano Supermarket logo

The Nano Supermarket presents speculative nanotech products that may hit the store shelves in the future: medicinal candy, interactive wall paint, programmable wine and more. The debate-provoking products are both innovative as well as uncanny and disturbing.

Screenshot for presidential decision game shows the White House

This Flash game presents you, the President, with several national decisions about nanotechnology. Advisors and lobbyists give suggestions as you try to remain popular and get reelected.

Does Every Silver Lining Have a Cloud?

Duke University researchers explain the relationship between nanomaterials, in particular nano silver, and their potential impact on the ecosystem.

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Arizona State University

Like electricity, automobiles, and computers, nanotechnology may change our economy and our jobs, our air and our water, our play and even our relationships, developed by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU)

Find Nano icon

An inventory of nanotechnology-based consumer products currently on the market developed by the Woodrow Wilson Center. (iPhone app mobile version)

Nano and Me, nanotechnology in our lives

A place to learn about nano products and debate societal and ethical issues produced by the United Kingdom’s Responsible Nano Forum

Nano Do-it-yourself App home screen

Downloadable from the iTunes store. Free.
The DIY Nano app allows families to experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology at home!
iPhone version and
iPad version available.
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Print your own puzzle blocks

Use this print file to print your own puzzle blocks on heavy paper. Then cut them out, fold them up, and tape them together!

Putting together a puzzle

Surprising things have nano connections! In this activity, kids build puzzles, using blocks with images related to nanotechnology. Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy putting together the puzzles. Kids ages 7 and up can make the puzzle blocks themselves.

Kids filling out the activity sheet

This optional poster can be used as part of the DIY Nano Smelly Balloons activity.

Kids smelling balloons

How can we detect things too small to see? In this activity, kids sniff out scents hidden in balloons! Suitable for kids ages 3 and up.

Extracting DNA from wheat germ

How is DNA used to make tiny things? In this activity, kids extract DNA from wheat germ. Suitable for kids ages 5 and up.

Putting pencil "lead" down on the paper

Can a pencil conduct electricity? In this activity, kids complete an electrical circuit with graphite (pencil “lead”). Suitable for kids ages 5 and up.

Blue morpho butterfly wing

Is a Blue Morpho butterfly really blue? In this activity, kids explore how nano- sized structures can create brilliant color. Suitable for kids ages 7 and up.

Two girls pour colored liquid into cups to see the effect of antacid tablet

Which fizzes faster—big pieces or little pieces? In this activity, kids explore the chemical reaction between water and effervescent antacid tablets. Suitable for kids of all ages.

Girl's fingers holding tiny teacup

Do small things behave differently? In this activity, kids try pouring water out of a regular cup and a miniature cup. It’s harder than it sounds! Suitable for kids ages 3 and up.

Girl holding blue gummy worm-shaped material

How can things build themselves? In this activity, kids use chemistry to “self- assemble” gummy shapes. Suitable for kids ages 3 and up.

girl wearing oven mitts holding lego building blocks

What’s the right tool for the job? In this activity, kids try to put together toy bricks—wearing oven mitts on their hands! Suitable for kids ages 3 and up.

fingers making patterns in colored sand

Can sand keep itself dry? In this activity, kids play with surprising sand that doesn’t get wet! Suitable for kids ages 3 and up.

hands spreading sunblock on black paper using cotton swabs

What’s in your sunblock? In this activity, kids find out why some mineral sunblock rubs in clear. Suitable for kids ages 5 and up.

Rainbow thin film pattern formed on black paper

How can you make rainbow colors out of clear nail polish? In this activity, kids use clear nail polish to create a beautiful iridescent pattern on black paper. Suitable for kids ages 3 and up.