Listed below are the programs for 2013 Take Your Child to Work Day.
To register your child, go to the
page. Child registration will open on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013.
How would you feel if you really did have ants in your pants? Wiggly, squirmy, excited…? Ants never sit still because they always have something to do or some place to go. Visit the Scientific Library to find out more about ants. Watch a science movie, and then search the web to find answers to some questions about these tiny members of the insect world.
Laser light effects, tricky mechanical behavior of common items, mysterious materials – these and other physics-related topics.
Children will become agents and detect who stole money out of a desk. They will use a microscope to determine the fiber colors, identify fingerprints, and recognize the fake blood types.
Way more than setting the blender on puree, this program will show how we go from samples we have collected in nature to chemicals ready for testing as possible new drugs. See our computer controlled robots in action and get to wear lab coats and goggles.
Children will learn about DNA and extract DNA from mouse cells. They will also have the opportunity to see pups (new born and a few days old).
The human body works like a machine with each organ having a specific job to keep the body working. Museum docents from the Medical Museum will introduce basic human anatomy and diseases. Participants will hold real plastinated organs and paint the anatomy of the hand on their friends.
Take a tour of the US Army Center for Environmental Health Research's fish program. Learn about the ways fish are used in research.
After museum docents introduce the topic of forensic identification in the military, participants work in pairs or small groups to gather information about a set of bones, determining age, sex, height, etc. As a whole group they then use the evidence and profiles of missing persons to determine whose remains they may have been examining.
Journey through the history of The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and Ft. Detrick with an online scavenger hunt. Kids will find pictures on the internet of, and learn more about, some of the scientific equipment and computers supported by Computer Services being used at NCI-Frederick in the continued effort to find a cure for cancer.
Mock Trial in the JAG Courtroom. Participants will get to serve as attorneys, jurors, or observers, as adults are questioned as witnesses in a mock lawsuit or criminal case.
See how our white blood cells “crawl” and see how they “eat” germs. Do hands-on experiments to stain slides and learn how our white blood cells make hydrogen peroxide to help us fight infections by ingesting bacteria (germs).
Create your own cool drink for summer. Each young scientist will create a drink by inventing a formula using their choice of unsweetened, colored and flavored water and sugar. The scientists will have the use of scales, weigh boats, pipettes, funnels and filter paper to invent their drink flavor and uniquely name their drink. This Program is highly interactive between parent and child.
Observe multi-colored cells through a microscope and write your initials on a cell. Observe the cells in three dimensions.
Through interactive experiences, you will discuss brain safety and the senses of smell and hearing. You will also have the opportunity to experience the consequences of alcohol impairment (no alcohol involved) and handle a real brain.
We will show the kids the NMR magnet, and how to set up an experimental protein and resolve its structure. Also some fun things one can do with liquid nitrogen which keeps the magnet cool.
Join us to learn how to build, decorate, and fly your very own kite. Master kite flyers will be on hand to answer your questions and fly some demonstrations for everyone.
There are a lot of scary diseases throughout the world. Scientific investigators create ways to protect people from these diseases. In “You Be the Investigator,” your job is to create a way to protect your patient (an egg) from these dangerous diseases. Using different building materials and your imagination, you will build a protective device and test it for safety on a challenging obstacle course. Then, you will learn about some of the diseases that scientists are studying.
Based on USAMMDA's Medical Prototype Development Laboratory, "You Can Build It" challenges the children to use raw craft materials to come up with medical solutions for Servicemembers on and off the battlefield.