Thanks to a grant from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network, the science of the small is about to get even cooler at The New Children’s Museum.
As a complement to the current exhibit, It’s a Nano World, the museum will host The Winter of Nano, five interactive days during school vacations.
Activities visitors will experience during the Winter of Nano include:
* Creating ultra-thin layers of metal and graphite
* Finding out why special tools are needed for nanoscale science
* Taking a closer look at your own DNA
* Learning which of the museum’s animal residents has an unusual way to use nano-sized adaptations
* Checking out the super weird properties of sand
*Getting messy with nano chemistry
Attendees will have a chance to meet professional scientists, who will share the ways that their work deals with the super-small. Special guests include:
- Seth Garren is a PhD candidate who does his research at the UConn Health center, studying the RNA of viruses (specifically cancer-causing viruses). He’ll be here on 12/30.
- In February, individuals from Westinghouse, who do nuclear engineering, will be joining us.
- Lucinda Lopes-Phelan from DESPP will be here on 2/17.
- And more…
Each day’s activities run from 10am to 3pm and are free with general admission and membership.
Winter of Nano is made possible through a generous grant awarded by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network.