CLOSES SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
It’s a Nano World has many stations that keep children learning, playing, and discovering:
- Guess What I Am: View magnified images of familiar objects and uncover photos with decreasing levels of magnification. Can you guess what they are?
- Giant Magnifying Glass: Guaranteed to make you look silly.
- Magnification Station: Use magnifying glasses of varying strengths to look at shells,cloth, rocks, and more.
- Cell Sorters: Stick your hand into a ‘glove box’ and use special tools to separate different ‘cells’ based on their physical properties. Sort the balls that look identical but have different invisible properties. You’ll experiment with ultraviolet black light and magnetism.
- Scope on a Rope: Discover the amazing details of your own skin, hair, clothing, and more with these hand-held video microscopes!
- Giant Blood Drop: Kids will love this domed tent filled with thousands of red plastic balls. Can you find the one or two fluffy “white blood cells”?
- How Many Nanometers Tall are You?: Measure your height using the slider. Are you taller than 1,000,000,000 nanometers (40″)?
- What’s My Job?: Test and reinforce your knowledge of vocabulary and functions of various small things including germs, DNA, and different types of cells.
- Adventures in Tiny Things: Some tiny things such as germs, dust and pollen can have a big effect on your body. Play three different arcade-style games:
- Dust Tippy Table
- Pollen Pinball
- Germ Launcher
- Scale Gallery: Spin part of the collage to see and learn about microscopic entities at 10,000x life size: red blood cells, white blood cells, nerve cells, skin cells, bacteria, DNA and microchips!
- Video Gallery:Take a break from the activities to view some of the great mini-films that teach you all about nano technology and life:
- Powers of Ten: take a journey from a view of Earth from outer space all the way down to the human hand, then down to the molecular level.
- Cells in Motion: Find yourself among the world of living, moving cells
- Tiny Tools: Learn how scientists study the nano-world.
Learning about the Nano world continues in our planetarium show: Molecularium.