Explore the origin of energy bands in crystals of atoms. The structure of these bands determines how materials conduct electricity.
In this game, learners try to find nano-related objects on a game board. Learners investigate the different ways nano is in the world around us.
- Material Type:
- Nanoscience Informal Science Education
- Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
- Provider Set:
- NISE Network
- SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
- Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
- National Science Foundation
- NISE Network
- Date Added:
How did scientists figure out the structure of atoms without looking at them? Try out different models by shooting light at the atom. Check how the prediction of the model matches the experimental results.
Start a chain reaction, or introduce non-radioactive isotopes to prevent one. Control energy production in a nuclear reactor! (Previously part of the Nuclear Physics simulation - now there are separate Alpha Decay and Nuclear Fission sims.)
Explore what makes a reaction happen by colliding atoms and molecules. Design experiments with different reactions, concentrations, and temperatures. When are reactions reversible? What affects the rate of a reaction?
How did Rutherford figure out the structure of the atom without being able to see it? Simulate the famous experiment in which he disproved the Plum Pudding model of the atom by observing alpha particles bouncing off atoms and determining that they must have a small core.
Test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral. Visualize the relative number of hydroxide ions and hydronium ions in solution. Switch between logarithmic and linear scales. Investigate whether changing the volume or diluting with water affects the pH. Or you can design your own liquid!