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NanoDay 2014       

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The Research Institute hosted NanoDay 2014 on Saturday April 5 with an exciting national science festival about nanotechnology. This festive day of hand-on activities and games included kid-friendly snacks, music, and prizes. 

Watch videos from our previous NanoDays as kids explored the tiny secrets of thin films, nanogold, gummy capsules and hydrogels at our science stations:

The kids also solved medical mysteries in our Cyber Cafe with the MedMyst and designed and sponsored by the Rice Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning.

Download the flyer (.pdf)

What is Nano Days?

Nanoscience Videos and Games


  • Play Mission Nano, a nanotechnology learning game Supported by an award from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, and supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. 

Intro to Nanomedicine Video from NISE Network.


Zoom into the natural nanostructures that manipulate light on a Blue Morpho Butterfly! Starting with a normal digital camera, we zoom into the wing of the Blue Morpho using more powerful microscopes. We see the wing underneath an optical microscope, and finally, a scanning electron microscope. You'll see the 200 nanometer structures that produce the beautiful blue iridescent color of the Blue Morpho.