Color Crazy! Nature's Nanoparticles Science on the SpotJul 30, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Jul 30, 2022

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Cook Museum of Natural Science
133 4th Ave NE
Decatur, AL 35601

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FREE for Members or with General Admission

What are very, very, very small but produce beautiful colors? Nanoparticles! Found throughout nature, these tiny particles interact differently with light than larger objects do, resulting in iridescence that reflects from shells, wings, and other small surfaces. Learn how nanoparticles work, how they differ from pigments found in nature, and what type of creatures depend on nanoparticles to survive.