Join us as OMSI celebrate's National Chemistry Week, Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG idea in Science! On Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 10:30am-3:30pm we will have ongoing activities and demos in the Featured Hallway.
Enjoy a preview of The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements
. A new documentary about one of the great advetures in the history of science: the long and (continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of - to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter. In a nutshell, the project is about the human story
behind the Periodic Table of Elements.Thin Films
: Create an iridescent layer of nail polish only a few hundred nanometers thick to decorate a bookmark.Fizzy Business
: How does fizzy powder compare to a fizzy tablet when it comes to inflating a balloon?Write-Light
: Write on a paper and use your writing to conduct electricty.Scents and Sensibility
: Use your nose to detect particles too small to see.Liquid Crystals
: Dunk some special liquid crystal-coated cars into hot and cold water to make them change color.Mitten Challenge
: Put on some big gloves to find out why it's so hard for scientists to make exact molecules.All Together Now:
Create a self-assembling balls of slime!