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NanoDays 2013 is Coming! New Activities and Shows!
Celebrate NanoDays at The Science Discovery Center on Saturday, April 6th
The Science Discovery Center and the Oneonta World of Learning are sponsoring our third annual NanoDays event, an afternoon of activities designed to educate the public about the exciting world of nanotechnology. The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) organizes this nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering.
New for this year's event:
- Kids can complete a Nano-sized scavenger hunt and earn a goody bag
- Investigate the relationship between society and technology
- Play with "smart" metals
- Try on an invisibility cloak
- Make a color-changing bracelet
- Meet a supervillian from the future in the theatrical production "Attack of the Nanoscientist"
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Location: Science Building I, SUNY College at Oneonta campus
Admission is free. Donations gladly accepted.
This year, we will be showing Life: A Cosmic Story as part of our NanoDays celebration. Life: A Cosmic Story is a high-speed ride through the history of life, produced by the California Academy of Sciences and narrated by Jodie Foster. Come explore the age-old mystery: How did life on Earth begin?
Watch a preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4LpmWe1YA4
Tickets are free, but limited. To sign up for tickets (maximum 6 per order):
12:30 pm show
1:30 pm show
2:30 pm show
(Please be prepared to sign in 15 minutes prior to showtime.)
What is nano?
Nano is anything that is so small that it is measured in nanometers. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter— or 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair! Nano-sized particles behave differently than larger particles of the same material. For example, nanoparticles of gold can look red, orange, green, or purple!
Nanotechnology will affect all of us—from everyday things like clothing that won't stain, to extraordinary medical discoveries that will save lives.
For more information about nanotechnology, visit
NanoDays from NISE Network on Vimeo.
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