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Ladies in the Lab: STEAM Activity Kits
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Location: Virtual Program
205 Market Avenue South
Name: Sarah Gage
Learn about groundbreaking women in science and STEAM careers as you tinker and experiment in the First Ladies Laboratory at home!
Students will build critical thinking and problem solving skills that will help them blast off into the 21st century. Each box will contain supplies for a fun at home activity inspired by a groundbreaking woman in science as well as a link to a video with stories and instructions.
This box is best for ages 8-12. Cost: $15 per participating child.
Participants will receive a box in the mail as well as a link to related videos.
January: Daring to Dig
Learn about Sue Hendrickson and other women who rock as go on a virtual dinosaur dig together, embarking on an at home excavation to create our own fossils.
Kits available January 1 - 31, 2021
February: Solar Water Distiller
Clean water is an essential part of life. Explore the science of water and learn about the Carter Center’s mission to eradicate Guinea worm disease as you create your own solar water distiller.
Kits available February 1 - 28, 2021
March: Grace Hopper and Unplugged Coding
Have you heard of a computer bug? The term was invented by Grace Hopper, an amazing computer scientist and Navy admiral, who actually debugged a computer by removing a moth from it. We’ll learn more about Grace Hopper and do some unplugged computer coding during this installment of Ladies in the Lab.
Kits available March 1 - 31, 2021
April: Optical Illusions
Have you ever heard of a Laserphaco Probe? It sounds like a weapon from a superhero movie, but it’s actually a tool used during eye surgery to fix cataracts. It was invented by scientist Patricia Bath, the first African American female doctor to secure a medical patent. In this installment of Ladies in the Lab, we’ll experiment with optical illusions and learn about the science of sight as we study Patricia Bath.
Kits available April 1 - 30, 2021
May: Barbara McClintock’s Jumping Genes
Not to be corny, but did you know that scientist Barbara McClintock won a Nobel Prize for studying corn? We’ll learn about McClintock’s corny chromosomal discoveries and create our DNA strands during this installment of Ladies in the Lab.
Kits available May 1 - 31, 2021Visit our website Add To Itinerary