SciTech Days

SportsWorks Upper Level

March 4-7, 2014
Carnegie Science Center

For more info:
Geri Baker
School Program Manager

Nanotechnology: Concepts of Scale and Everyday Applications

Nanotechnology touches many facets of our lives and all areas of science, yet we are just beginning to learn about its potential impact.

In this workshop, students explore the benefits, risks and challenges of this new frontier. They learn what "nano" means and how substances behave differently at the nano scale.

Students experiment with peacock feathers, clothing, ferrofluid, hydrophobics and more to explore the wonders of nanotechnology, and engage in a unique LEGO competition to simulate the challenges of working at the nano scale.

No prior knowledge of nanotechnology is required.

Science and technology topics include:
Basics of Advanced Materials Processes (including Chemistry), and Nanotechnology

Program Capacity: 30

Program Dates & Times

Middle School
March 4, 2014 – 10 am, 11 am*, 12 noon*, 1 pm

March 5, 2014 – 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm

High School
March 6, 2014 – 10 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
March 7, 2014 – 10 am, 12 noon, 1 pm

* Program for this time has been filled.

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