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Mitten Challenge Demonstration

 

This demonstration is a product of Nanodays and NISE Network (Nisenet.org). Included in your kit is a guide with directions and information on how nanotechnology is involved.

 

 

 

 

In this child-friendly demonstration you will attempt to build a house out of plastic bricks.

 

 

First, put on a pair of oven mitts.

 

 

 

Now try and build a house with the bricks that matches the model.

 

 

 

Try and build it without the oven mitts. Is it easier or harder?

 

How does this connect to nanotechnology? Check the guide here.

Mitten Challenge

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This demonstration meets the following California Science Standards:

Investigation and Experimentation

  • K–4: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions
  • 5–8: Ability to conduct scientific inquiry
  • 9–12: Formulate explanations by using logic and evidence

 

 

Technical and educational staff services are possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation through support via the NNIN.