NSF International to Inspire Kids toward Careers in STEM
More than 30 scientists and technical experts from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization based in Ann Arbor, will participate in Maker Faire Detroit July 27-28, 2013 along with hundreds of other innovators. The two-day, family-friendly event at The Henry Ford in Dearborn features hundreds of interactive booths and activities celebrating technology, innovation, science, engineering,arts and sustainability. Microbiologists, chemists, toxicologists and engineers from NSF International will lead hands-on laboratory experiments to help kids learn more about science and engineering careers and how they can become leaders in protecting public health and the environment. NSF International demonstrations will explore polymers, where small chemicals are used as building blocks to make long chains, creating the polymer.Kids will conduct experiments to create elephant toothpaste foam using dish soap, yeast and hydrogen peroxide. Kids will learn where microorganisms are found, highlighting the importance of proper hand washing and cleaning.Other experiments will focus on recycling and biodegradation, processes which help protect the environment.
By Greta Houlahan on July 25, 2013.
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