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Science Day at Houston Methodist
ScienceDay at Houston Methodist seeks to engage children and spark their interest in science and its use in everyday life. Through fun-filled activities, kids can explore the secrets behind thin films, DNA, gummy capsules, hydrogels and more at our science stations. Our volunteers, comprised of researchers and scientists from the Houston Methodist Research Institute, share their love of science and medicine by designing and conducting these hands-on activities for kids.

ScienceDay Splash Screen
Watch the video from NanoDays 2016 as kids explored the tiny secrets of thin films, nanogold, gummy capsules and hydrogels at our science stations!

Watch all the past videos from ScienceDay and NanoDays

Intro to Nanomedicine Video
How small is nano? Watch and learn!
See how nanohairs on gecko feet help them stick to things on PBS Kids DragonFly TV.
Explore materials that will shape our future on NOVA: Making Stuff.

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


Zoom into Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing
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 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.