Small Parts, Big Ideas: NanoDays at Thinkery

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Get ready, y’all — NanoDays at Thinkery are here!

Think of the tiniest thing you can. Teacup poodle? Tinier. A ladybug? Tinier. The head of a pin? You’re getting closer. Divide the width of that pinhead into two million units and you’ll be measuring with nanometers.

NanoDays at ThinkeryNanometers (one billionth of a meter) are used to measure the building blocks of the physical world. Since certain materials behave in different ways on a small scale than on a large one, technology developed from nanoscale research could alter our lives in unprecedented ways. Explore nanotechnology hands-on with graphene, polarizers, kinetic sand and more!

On March 28 & 29, the Thinkery will host NanoDays to introduce curious young learners to scientific concepts that may play a crucial role in their future. NanoDays is part of a nationwide festival organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.

Check out the Nanoscale Informal Science Education website to learn more about nanoscience through audio, video and interactive games and apps!

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