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Ball Sorter Demonstration


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


In this demonstration you will be experimenting sorting by size.

Notice the different sizes of white balls in the container.

Slowly open the lid to the sieve and pour all the balls into it. Gently shake it back and forth.

Take the lid of the sieve and look at the first section. What do you notice?

Now gently unscrew the different layers.


What do you notice now?


What's going on? Check the guide here.

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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: Investigate a science-based societal issue



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