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Know your Nano

Abstract blue molecular nanostructure model

Nanotechnology is the name for making new things on an incredibly small scale. It is one of the most exciting and fast-moving areas of science and technology at the moment.

A few years ago I was asked to write a story book for children on the topic of nanotechnology. At that stage I knew nothing about the subject at all. I learned fast. Then it was a bit of a challenge to downscale the info to kids level.  Most of these questions can be answered by reading Sibo Sizes Things Up.

So don’t be too daunted if you are new to this subject. Have a bash anyway.

Lets see how much you know about nano?

  • Nano-particles are extremely small but you can still see them with your naked eye.

    • True
    • False
  • Nano-particles are the building blocks of nature.

    • True
    • False
  • You can use an optical microscope to see nano stuff.

    • True
    • False
  • Displays on iPods and cell phones use nanotechnology.

    • True
    • False
  • A human hair is approximately 20,000 nanometers in diameter.

    • True
    • False
  • Carbon nanotubes are nanomaterials.

    • True
    • False
  • Your fingers are millions of nanometers long.

    • True
    • False
  • Electron microscopes allow us to “see” things on the nanoscale.

    • True
    • False
  • Nanochips are very tasty and nutritional.

    • True
    • False
  • Nanotechnology can provide new ways of storing energy.

    • True
    • False
  • One piece of normal bond paper is 50,000 nanometers thick.

    • True
    • False
  • Gecko’s have millions and millions of nano-sized split hairs on their toes that allow them to climb up walls.

    • True
    • False
  • OLED stands for Organic light-emitting diodes.

    • True
    • False
  • Nanotechnology is used to make clothes that stay clean.

    • True
    • False
  • Nanowhiskers can be found on kittens and small cats.

    • True
    • False
  • Nanoclays can make tennis balls more bouncy.

    • True
    • False
  • Nanosilver is used in socks to stop them from getting smelly.

    • True
    • False

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