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Nano-Technology Puppets

The Nano-technology Puppet Show Traveling Suitcase Exhibit includes three puppets, props, a script, and an audio CD for an easy and fun way to explain Nano-technology basics to children and adults. Charlie, Mandy Molecule, and Dr. Swanson introduce us to this scientific frontier impacting our world today and tomorrow. Appropriate for any age, the six-minute audio accompaniment allows anyone to jump in and be a puppeteer or, more advanced students may follow the script.

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Arkansas Standards for grades 2-8



Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a set of small pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.



Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.



Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.



Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.



Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.



Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.



Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.



Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.



Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.



Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.



Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.