NanoWeights Activity

 The objective of this activity is to help students achieve an understanding of the nanoscale and nanograms by weighing out small amounts of sand. Students will use measuring spoons and a balance and should be familiar with basic understandings of concentration.

Handout: Weighing Worksheet

Handout: Avogadro's Number Worksheet

Full Instructions


  • Sand
  • Buckets
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Balance Scale
  • Weights
  • Student worksheets