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SOFO: *Looking for Nano Structures in Nature-Example, Nano Structures Create Iridescence in Some Butterfly Wings—and Do Some Nano Science: Children 5+

Sunday, June 2, 2019

10:30 am

Nano is short for nanoscience—the study of things at the nanoscale: 1
nanometer = 1 billionth of a meter. It is a way of explaining why the
behavior of some materials (what we can see), is dependent on their
nanostructure (what we can’t see). We can observe the natural
iridescence of peacock feathers, butterfly wings, and soap bubbles and
the corresponding biomimicry of holograms on currency, credit cards, and
in sunscreen. Find out more about what nano is by experimenting with
butterfly wings and sunscreen. Make a UV- sensitive bead bracelet and a
shimmering rainbow film to take home.

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South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)
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