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Snowflakes: Nano at its Coolest

The video, lesson plan, and related materials linked above are designed to help audiences from the age of seven onward understand more about nanoscience by exploring snowflakes ("nano at its coolest"). This resource is one of many from the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network (previously featured in the 07-19-2019 Scout Report), an organization that creates and implements projects to foster informal STEM learning and "bring people together to engage in STEM, understand our world, and build a better future for everyone," through collaboration among researchers, educators, STEM professionals, and others. This particular set of educational resources includes multiple components that will be useful to educators in both formal and informal settings, as well as home schoolers. A 25-minute video provides an example of how the included slideshow resource can be used, which would be helpful for anyone considering using the materials. The page also includes background information that introduces the term "nano" and related concepts such as nanotechnology, nanoscience, and nanoscale science, as well as lots of good information about snowflakes, what they are, how they are formed, and how they relate to the nanoscale world. Lesson plans and support materials, such as templates for making several types of snowflakes out of foam core, are also included.
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Date of Scout Publication
December 17th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
December 10th, 2021 at 10:20am
Date Of Record Release
December 13th, 2021 at 12:56pm
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