Last year we visited the Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) to see Nano, a traveling mini-exhibit that introduces visitors to the miniscule world of nanoscale science, technology and engineering.
My son learned about small, smaller and nano while playing with magnets. At this station we (mainly him) explored how materials behaves differently at different sizes.
We also learned how nanotechnology affects different areas of our lives including the products we use and how we live. We both loved the exhibit and can't wait to check out NanoDays 2015!
This year Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) is once again inviting families to learn about nanotechnology during this year event NanoDays™ 2015, a free, fun and educational program that offers new and unique ways to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces through hands-on activities.
“We are thrilled to host NanoDays for the seventh consecutive year at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab,” said Corrine Doron, Senior Manager of Programs at SWTL. “This event, along with our permanent nanotechnology exhibits, offers families a unique opportunity to learn all about how this nanoscale science could change the future in a big way!”
The event, which is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering, will take place on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SWTL, located at 550 Madison Avenue in New York City.
- Visitors can experience “nano in nature” by exploring botanical specimens with leaves that are naturally water repellant—a quality that scientists are trying to mimic through specialized nano materials.
- Additional hands-on activities invite visitors to explore polarized light, investigate how scientists use special tools to study tiny things, and imagine how nanotechnology could change the way we eat!
- Other activities include experimenting with unique nanomaterials and completing an electrical circuit using the world’s thinnest material.
NanoDays is being offered in collaboration with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network, a non-profit organization that helps facilitate informal learning programs about nanoscale science, engineering and technology.
For more information about the NISE Network, visit - www.nisenet.org/nanodays
Throughout the year, the Sony Wonder Technology Lab also hosts free Hands-on Nano Demos, where children age six and up can explore just how small the world of nanotechnology is through fun activities. All activities require general admission to the Lab, which is free. Events, like NanoDays, are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
For more information on planning your visit, go to www.sonywondertechlab.com