NanoDays at George Mason University

April 6th, 2013


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April 6, 2013, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at George Mason University
The Children's Science Center, in partnership with George Mason University, presents its spring Signature Event,   NanoDays 2013: The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science.
Nanotechnology could revolutionize a range of industries, including health care, energy, electronics, environmental management, security, and materials.

Learn about nanotechnology and how it impacts the world around us through hands-on family activities designed by experts at the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.

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What is Nano?
  • One centimeter is 10 million nanometers
  • A human hair is roughly 100,000 nanometers wide
  • A child just over 3 feet tall is 1 billion nanometers!
In other words...nano is really, really small.
We will be posting interesting NanoFacts to our Facebook and Twitter in the week leading up to the event!
Activities designed for elementary students and families:

Early Learners: Horton Hears a Who Storytime every ½ hour with craft activity (scale), Mystery Shapes Box (nano tools), Space Elevator (nano materials)
Grades K-3: Gummy Capsules (self-assembly), Moving Molecules (properties), 3D Imaging (imaging/tools)
Grades 4-6: Hydrogel (materials), Computer Hard Drives (data storage/binary code), Liquid Crystal Displays (materials)
Family: Exploring Nano & Society: You Decide!, Invisibility, UV Bracelets, Circuit-building workshop
Space is limited, so register today! The event is free, but participants MUST register to attend. Click to register.
Nano Days is made possible thanks to the financial support of our PICO level sponsors: the Micron Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office.


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