Event to make nanoscience fun for children
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia is hosting a day of activities involving nanoscience, the study of matter on the atomic and molecular level.
The museum is at Morgantown's Mountaineer Mall, and the event is set for March 2.
"NanoDays'' feature unique learning experiences.
Children will get to make their own nanomaterials, investigate thin materials used in solar cell technology, discover how a Blue Morpho butterfly gets its color, and learn about how computer hard drives and liquid crystal displays work.
West Virginia University instructor Jennifer Robertson-Honecker says the experiments are fun, and children respond with excitement and curiosity.
She says that kind of experience can help interest them to study science, technology, engineering and math -- fields that are important to the state's long-term success.