Programs

Listed below are the programs for 2016 Take Your Child to Work Day. To register your child, go to the child registration page. Child registration will open on Friday, May 20th, 2016.

  • Bandaids, Bugs and BooBoos

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Learn about the bugs that make you sick and the first aid steps to prevent summer visits to the doctor.

  • Computer Worlds!

    Ages 9 - 13.

    Scientists look at pictures in unusual ways to reveal hidden messages. Did you know that pictures are just math? Can you help us find some of the hidden messages? Visit the computer center and learn how computer worlds are created and have fun exploring a virtual world.

  • Drugs from Bugs, Shrubs and Slugs

    Ages 7 - 13.

    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.

  • Fire and Ice

    Ages 6 - 13.

    We live in a relatively narrow range of temperatures (from 0 to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit). Come explore what happens to some everyday objects (and some not so everyday ones, too) when they are exposed to temperatures from -350 degrees to almost 2000 degrees!

  • Fish and Frogs

    Ages 6 - 13.

    At USACHER, various aquatic organisms are used to see if the water is safe and other important scientific studies. This session will show the organisms, their uses, and how to culture them. See the zebrafish, African Clawed Frogs, and bluegill at USACEHR!

  • From DNA to mice

    Ages 8 - 13.

    Children will learn about cells and genes. They will extract DNA from mouse cells We will have new born and a few days old mouse pups for children to see.

  • I Think Mice Are Nice

    Ages 6 - 11.

    Junior Mouse Handlers wanted! Learn all about the care, feeding and housing of the laboratory mouse. Discover how mice comb their hair, exercise, make a nest and communicate. Find out how mice help scientists find cures for diseases. Learn to pick up and hold mice. Become a mouse detective to figure out the special secret of the Red Mouse Hut!

  • Interactive Natural Hazards Session

    Ages 6 - 10.

    Using an interactive augmented reality sandbox to simulate terrain and weather conditions, students will be able to learn about natural hazards and hazard mitigation in a fun, hands-on educational session.

  • Interactive Natural Hazards Session

    Ages 9 - 13.

    Using an interactive augmented reality sandbox to simulate terrain and weather conditions, students will be able to learn about natural hazards and hazard mitigation in a fun, hands-on educational session.

  • MD BIOLAB: Enzyme Time

    Ages 10 - 13.

    MD BIOLAB: Enzyme Time. Can register on the day of event

  • Science 101

    Ages 6 - 13.

    What do physics, chemistry and biology have in common? Learn how multiple areas of science work together to help solve problems and cure diseases.

  • Spool Strawberry or Banana DNA

    Ages 8 - 13.

    Come over to USACEHR where participants will get to isolate the DNA from strawberries or bananas! You'll extract the DNA and even get to keep the DNA in a small keepsake.

  • What is inside a computer?

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Class explains the components of a desktop computer. This hands-on class allows children to assemble a desktop computer.

  • Whose Blood is it Anyway?

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Learn about blood and blood types.

  • You Be the Investigator

    Ages 6 - 13.

    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.

  • You Can Build It

    Ages 6 - 13.

    A challenge to build medical support prototypes of vehicles, shelters and any other various support equipment to support the medical needs and safety of Service Members. Based on the Medical Prototype Development Laboratory at USAMMDA.