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Imagination Station explores the science of the Very Small with Nano Days

Toledo’s Science Center will explore everything nano from June 24 – 29, 2014. Discover the science of the really small with nano activities: manipulate magnetic liquid, explore the properties of a non-Newtonian liquid, investigate new nano products and use electricity to make a nickel look like a penny.

On Saturday, June 28, University of Toledo Professor Terry Bigioni will lead two nano workshops.

A visitor exploring Ferrofluid during Nano Days

Nano Days is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally. 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. Nano Days is supported by NSF and the NISE Network.

Saturday, June 28 Workshops:

Led by University of Toledo Professor Terry Bigioni

·         Nano Synthesis, 12:30 p.m., Included in the cost of admission

Create nano-particles of gold and silver. Explore how changing the scale of a substance can change its physical properties.

·         Solar Cell Tinkering, 2 p.m., $5 per family

Build your own solar cell. Solar technology is quickly becoming a larger and larger part of our lives. Take home a little piece of this innovative technology.

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