The Science of Me GSK Science in the Summer ™ invites children to explore the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that interact to create a unique individual. Through engaging hands-on exploration, students discover how food becomes our body’s fuel, where oxygen goes when we breathe it, how our brains interpret the world, and what role DNA plays in making us who we are.
This free drop-in outdoor event will offer four workshop activities:
- Blood Detective
Using a salad-spinner centrifuge to separate the components of a simulated blood sample, visitors can discuss the components of blood and determine if the sample is healthy or not.
- Discovering DNA
Visitors will isolate DNA from wheat germ and create DNA tube necklaces to take home.
- Sensory Riddle Boxes
While trying to determine the contents of a sensory riddle box, visitors will explore how our brains combine sensory information with memory and discuss the brain’s role in interpreting human experiences!
- Exploring Hearts
Visitors have a unique opportunity to learn more about blood flow throughout the body and how hearts operate by exploring, observing, and discussing the inner workings of preserved sheep hearts.