State Standards

Exploring Size – Measure Yourself – Kit

http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/programs/exploring_size_-_measure_yourself

"Exploring Size – Measure Yourself" is a hands-on activity in which students mark their height on a height chart and discover how tall they are in nanometers. They learn that although being a billion nanometers tall sounds impressive, it doesn't mean they're super tall: it means a nanometer is super small. Students can also measure their hands in nanometers.

Physical science:

  • K-4: Properties of objects and materials
  • 5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter

Exploring Products – Nano Sand – Kit

http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/programs/exploring_products_-_nano_sand_nanodays_2011

"Exploring Products – Nano Sand" is a hands-on activity exploring how water behaves differently when it comes in contact with nano sand and regular sand. Students learn that hydrophobic surfaces repel water and that “magic” sand repels water because of a nanoscale hydrophobic coating on the grains of sand.

Earth and space science:

  • K-4: Properties of earth materials

Physical science:

  • K-4: Properties of objects and materials
  • 5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
  • 9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science and Technology:

  • K-4: Abilities of technological design
  • K-4: Understanding about science and technology
  • 5-8: Abilities of technological design
  • 5-8: Understanding about science and technology
  • 9-12: Abilities of technological design
  • 9-12: Understanding about science and technology

Exploring Materials – Thin Films – Kit

http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/programs/exploring_materials_-_thin_films_nanodays_2011

"Exploring Materials – Thin Films" is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. They learn that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors.

Life science:

  • 5-8: Structure and function in living systems

Physical science:

  • K-4: Properties of objects and materials
  • 9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science and Technology:

  • K-4: Abilities of technological design
  • K-4: Understanding about science and technology

Science as inquiry:

  • K-4: Understanding about scientific inquiry
  • 5-8: Understanding about scientific inquiry
  • 9-12: Understanding about scientific inquiry

Exploring Materials – Oobleck – Kit

http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/exploring-materials-oobleck-nanodays-2014

Image Sheet:
http://www.nisenet.org/sites/default/files/catalog/uploads/12192/materialsoobleck_images_stf_14nov13.pdf

"Exploring Materials – Oobleck" is an activity using a simple mixture of cornstarch and water to create Oobleck, a non-Newtonian fluid. The way this material responds to pressure on a macroscale illustrates reactions occurring on a molecular scale. Nanotechnology takes advantage of properties at the nanoscale to create new materials.

Physical science:

  • K-2: Properties of objects and materials
  • K-2: Compare relative position and motion of objects
  • 3-5: Explore and describe the physical properties of matter and its changes
  • 3-5: Identify the influence of forces on motion
  • 6-8: Identify and describe the particulate nature of matter including physical and chemical interactions
  • 6-8: Investigate and describe forces and motion
  • 9-12: Investigate and describe matter in terms of its structure, composition and conservation
  • 9-12: Investigate and describe the nature of field forces and their interactions with matter

Science and Technology:

  • 3-5: Describe how scientists do their work
  • 3-5: Explore and describe the physical properties of matter and its changes
  • 6-8: Apply the nature of science to their own investigations
  • 9-12: Apply the nature of science to their own investigations and in the evaluation of scientific explanations

Science as inquiry:

  • K-4: Understanding about scientific inquiry
  • 5-8: Understanding about scientific inquiry
  • 9-12: Understanding about scientific inquiry

Exploring Properties – Invisibility – Kit

http://nisenet.org/sites/default/files/catalog/uploads/11070/propertiesinvisibility_guide_05dec2012.pdf

"Exploring Properties – Invisibility" is a hands on activity in which students investigate how glass objects can be "hidden" in some liquids. They learn that researchers can use nanotechnology to engineer new materials that interact with light in special ways

Physical science:

  • K-4: Properties of objects and materials
  • 5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
  • 9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives:

  • K-4: Science and technology in local challenges
  • 5-8: Risks and benefits
  • 5-8: Science and technology in society
  • 9-12: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

Exploring Products – Liquid Crystal Displays – Kit

http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/exploring-materials-liquid-crystals

"Exploring Products – Liquid Crystal Displays" is a hands-on activity in which students investigate temperature-sensitive liquid crystal sheets and liquid crystal displays from a calculator. They learn that liquid crystals change color as a result of nanoscale shifts in the arrangement of their molecules.

Physical science:

  • K-4: Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
  • K-4: Properties of objects and materials
  • 5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
  • 9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science and Technology:

  • K-4: Abilities of technological design
  • K-4: Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
  • K-4: Understanding about science and technology
  • 5-8: Abilities of technological design
  • 5-8: Understanding about science and technology
  • 9-12: Abilities of technological design
  • 9-12: Understanding about science and technology

Science as inquiry:

  • K-4: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • K-4: Understanding about scientific inquiry
  • 5-8: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • 5-8: Understanding about scientific inquiry
  • 9-12: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • 9-12: Understanding about scientific inquiry

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives:

  • K-4: Personal health
  • K-4: Science and technology in local challenges
  • 5-8: Personal health
  • 5-8: Science and technology in society
  • 9-12: Personal and community health
  • 9-12: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

Exploring Materials – Memory Metals – Kit

http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/exploring-materials-memory-metal

"Exploring Materials – Memory Metals" compares the properties of a memory metal spring to an ordinary spring. The way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its structure on the nanoscale and is part of a class of materials called shape memory alloys. Students will explore how these materials work , what applications these materials are used in, and discuss phase transformations.

Next Generation Science Standards:
http://www.nisenet.org/sites/default/files/catalog/uploads/NGSS_for_Smart_Materials_Shape_Memory_Alloys.pdf

Exploring Materials – Ferrofluid – Kit

http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/exploring-materials-ferrofluid-nanodays-08-09-10-11-14

"Exploring Materials – Ferrofluid" is a hands-on activity demonstrating that a material can act differently when it's nanometer-sized. Students investigate the properties of ferrofluid and magnetic black sand, learning that the surprising difference in the behavior of these two materials is due to size.

Earth and space science:

  • K-4: Properties of earth materials

Physical science:

  • K-4: Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
  • K-4: Properties of objects and materials
  • 5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
  • 9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science and Technology:

  • K-4: Abilities of technological design
  • K-4: Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
  • K-4: Understanding about science and technology
  • 5-8: Abilities of technological design
  • 5-8: Understanding about science and technology
  • 9-12: Abilities of technological design
  • 9-12: Understanding about science and technology

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives:

  • K-4: Science and technology in local challenges
  • 5-8: Science and technology in society
  • 9-12: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

Exploring Materials – Graphene – Kit

http://www.nisenet.org/catalog/programs/exploring_materials_-_graphene_nanodays_2012

"Exploring Materials – Graphene" is a hands-on activity in which students use tape and graphite to make graphene and test the conductivity of graphite. They learn that graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern.

Physical science:

  • K-4: Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
  • K-4: Properties of objects and materials
  • 9-12: Interactions of energy and matter
  • 9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science and Technology:

  • K-4: Understanding about science and technology
  • 5-8: Understanding about science and technology
  • 9-12: Understanding about science and technology