National Math Festival 2021

National Math Festival 2021

We have previously celebrated the National Math Festival by offering math games at the museum. This year, the entire in-person festival has moved online and so are we!  We’re sharing fun math activities to try at home and highlighting ways to incorporate math into...
Exploring Materials

Exploring Materials

Exploring Materials The structure of a material on the nano-scale affects how the material behaves on the macroscale. Changes to the structure might not be seen because it’s too small but the corresponding macroscale properties can be observed. This activity involves...
Exploring Tools 2

Exploring Tools 2

Exploring Tools 2 How do we know what things on the nanoscale look like? If they are so small that a regular microscope can’t help us to view them, how can we see them? Another demonstration to show how scientists use many tools is to use our senses in a different...
Exploring Tools 1

Exploring Tools 1

Exploring Tools 1 When working and learning at the nano- level, we need the right tools. Here, we’re using blocks to build a structure and usually our hands and fingers are just the right size to use as tools. This activity adds a hindrance to show what it’s like on...
Exploring Tools 1

Nano Day

Nano Days! It’s time for “Nano Day” at the Children’s Museum! “Nano.” You’ve heard it before, but what does it even mean? Nano means “one billionth.” We are talking about how things work that are 1 billion times smaller than a meter –smaller-than-microscopic...
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