Illustration of a nano building game showing blocks created in the game

If you wanted to build a specific molecule, at a scale that is far too small to see, how might you go about it? Learn the basics of building molecules at a nano scale.

In this game, instead of molecules, you use colored blocks that work in a predictable way to build specific shapes. Once you know the basics, you are probably ready to start thinking about how molecules of known shapes can be used to build molecular machines or containers. 

Ready to play? Get started Nano Building.

Want to Learn more about building with molecules? Visit Nature's Tiny Machines.

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  • Article: Nano Building
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: January 5, 2021
  • Date accessed: November 25, 2021
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/nano-building-game

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Dr. Biology. (2021, January 05). Nano Building. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved November 25, 2021 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/nano-building-game

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Nano Building". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 05 January, 2021. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/nano-building-game

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Dr. Biology. "Nano Building". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 05 Jan 2021. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 25 Nov 2021. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/nano-building-game

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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