100 Days Project

Nanogirl: Star Science

Nanogirl wants to find 100 friends to do science experiments with her to prove that no matter who you are or what your education level, you can always have fun with science.

Day 2:

Lucy shows me how tall she is in nanometers

Lucy is 10 years old and growing fast. Today we measured her height in NanoGirls units of nanometers.

Lucy is an incredible 1400000000 nanometers.  That's the same as 14 SpongeBob SquarePants standing on top of each other!

Scientists usually measure the height or length of small things like atoms in nanometers, larger things like bacteria in microns, bigger things like bugs in centimeters, bigger things like people in meters and bigger things like the distance from one city to the next in kilometers.