During the “Light Switch” training activity, staff collaboratively draw out the systems and people that are required in order for a light to turn on and off at the flick of a switch. This facilitated discussion helps participants reflect on the ways that technologies are embedded in bigger systems.

This film is part of the NISE Network's "Nano and Society" workshop resources package. These materials were designed to prepare museum educators to engage the public in conversations about the relationship between nanotechnology and society.

For more information about this Nano and Society piece: nisenet.org/catalog/tools_guides/nano_society_training_materials

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Education professionals: nisenet.org
Public audiences: whatisnano.org

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As part of a training program for museum floor staff, this series of videos on nano and society was developed starring two faculty members from the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. The series focuses on ways to broach


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As part of a training program for museum floor staff, this series of videos on nano and society was developed starring two faculty members from the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. The series focuses on ways to broach social and ethical issues of with the general public, focusing on “Three Big Ideas” of technology and society.

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