Measure Yourself in Nanometers

In this activity, learners will be able to measure themselves in nanometers. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter, a unit of measurement used in nanotechnology. Learners can measure themselves using a printout of the nano ruler in the PDF, then compare that to standard measurements of themselves in inches or centimeters.

Materials List:

  • Printout of Nanoruler

  • Scissors

Preparation Time: Under 5 minutes

Activity Time: 5 to 10 minutes




  • Mathematics
  • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • Human Body
  • Engineering

Grade Level:

  • Grades 1 - 12