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NanoDays Fun: The Science of the Very Little

Saturday, March 31, 2012
From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Examine the structural colors in nature such as can be found on the Blue Morpho Butterfly. Learn about physics of its beautiful wings with the colors you see and find out about the science of “little” with hands-on activities. Visitors will make some of their own nanomaterials using scotch-tape, investigate super thin materials used in solar cell technology, and change the color of a butterfly’s wings! ECHO, in partnership with the UVM Society of Physics Students, is a part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska. NanoDays celebrations bring university researchers together with science educators to create new and unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the minuscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. We’ll be combining fun hands-on activities with presentations on current research. Free with admission. 1.877.324.6386

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