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“Cutting it Down” is a cart demo that communicates scale through a hands-on activity. Visitors learn that the nanometer size scale is very, very small—and that we can’t use macroscale tools to manipulate nanoscale materials. During the program, visitors are challenged to cut a small strip of paper in half as many times as they can—or until they reach the nanoscale, which ever comes first.

For more information about this piece: nisenet.org/catalog/programs/cutting_it_down_nano

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

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