What are they? Simply put, they are sprays, gels,
mousses, waxes and lotions. Join LOréal
researchers as they present, explain and introduce
you to science for your hair - science made fun.
The polymer science behind trendy hair fashions.
Come -- try them and re-engineer your hair. Allow
our trained professional hair stylists to sculpt
your hair using the very science of polymers.
When else can you play with something that sounds
as serious as a polymer?
The Skin Exposed, The Science of Protection
Do you know what the largest organ is? Yes, the
skin. It is our body's envelope, acting both as
a protective covering and as a means of interacting
with the outside world. Frequently exposed each
day the skin suffers multiple attacks, whether
physical or mechanical, from undesirable micro-organisms
or the sun.
The sun gives off many different types of rays
-- cosmic, gamma, ultraviolet, visible and infra-red,
but only those reaching the surface of the Earth
-- ultraviolet, visible and infra-red rays --
have any known effect on skin cells.
LOréal scientists will explain how
the skin protects itself and how through science,
we can protect the skin from sun damage without
resorting to hiding in caves. Quizzes, PRIZES
and a chance to see how sunscreens are made will
make this a perfect family affair.
Jane Servais of and her Australian shepherd,
Glory, will be on hand for Family Science Days
on Sunday, Feb. 20, from 11:00AM- 2:00PM. Glory
can demonstrate how canines are used in forensic
Over the years, she and her partners, Libi and
Glory, have responded to over 300 search missions
involving lost person, victims of foul play, and
victims of drownings. This included a 12-day detail
to the Pentagon as a member of the K-9 Evidence
Recovery Unit in the aftermath of Sept 11th .
Jane and her current partner, Glory, are qualified
for wilderness (air scent lost person), cadaver,
and water search.
Get ready for an eco-adventure! Discovery
Creek Children's Museum of Washington presents
the Rolling Rainforest. It may look like a 53-foot
tractor trailer on the outside
you step inside you are magically transported
to a neotropical rainforest with species from
Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Central America. Warm
temperatures, exotic plants and animals, and the
wonders of nature await you on this adventure.
During your journey you'll see strangler fig
trees, smell vanilla orchids, touch a real stream,
spy parrots in the treetops, and experience the
climate of the rainforest. You'll meet live animals,
excavate items in a Mayan dig site, and explore
lush tropical foliage filled with more than 80
different types of animals and plants that live
in the rainforest. This diversity is the same
as that which you would find in an area of similar
size in an actual tropical rainforest.
Explore the science of learning. Use your mindand
your bodyto build a human brain chain!
The Self Reliance Foundation
Presents: SENSE-sational Science Show
SENSE-ational science show highlighting the 5
senses and their connection to the brain (appropriate
for 4 years3rd grade)
It's the battle of the builders, as two teams
race to concentrate, communicate and build big
This engaging interactive resource for teachers
and students illustrates the basic challenges
of space craft design and engineering. Student
use their problem solving skills to satisfy all
the goals of the mission and complete the activity.
Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Join SB&F and Subaru in honoring famed authors
of children's and young adult science books. The
Prize will be presented to five authors and one
illustrator whose science books continually speak
to children and youth in a voice they can understand
and appreciate. Meet the authors, peruse their
books, take home FREE giveaways, and enjoy cake
| Platypus Media Presents:
Name That Mammal
Have a great time while you learn about the world
of mammals and find out about the diversity of how
mammals eat, sleep, and learn from birth to maturity.
The questions get harder as the competition heats
up -- and prizes are awarded to all players.
The Brain Show
How does the brain function to enable us to think,
feel, see, hear, taste and move? Why do we sleep,
hurt, age and become addicted to drugs? What goes
wrong with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease,
stroke and depression? These are the types of
questions that will be answered while you are
inspired and motivated to use your brain to its
USGS Presents: The
Gases in the Air that We Breathe
This exhibit demonstrates a few of the basic physical
properties of some of the gases that are found
in the mixture we call air. Using various, simple,
techniques to demonstrate:
- What are the gases in air and how much of
each are there?
- How do we know gases have weight? What is
the difference between a balloon filled with
hydrogen and one filled with carbon dioxide?
What about one with nitrogen and one with air?
- How cold is dry ice? Why do we call it that?
- What is liquid nitrogen? How cold is it?
- What is the universal gas law and how can
we observe it?
APA Presents: Introduction
to Psychological Science
This lecture will provide audience members with
an introduction to psychological science by demonstrating
some well-known psychological research findings,
with a special emphasis on the presentation of
findings and principles that audience members
can experience first hand. For example, the lecturer
- Some powerful optical illusions,
- An apparent example of telepathy (which will
prove to be a hoax),
- A demonstration of the psychological principles
that are illustrated by juggling,
- A demonstration of how to create false memories,
- Demonstrations of the power of stereotypes
and self-esteem to influence the perception
of physical objects.
IRIS Consortium Booth
Jump up and down, create an earthquake, and
watch your seismic waves be recorded on the rotating
drum. Create a larger earthquake with the help
of your family and friends. Be a seismic detective
and answer these questions:
- Did any earthquakes happen today?
- Where do most earthquakes occur?
- Where do you think the next earthquake will
IRIS is a university consortium dedicated to
monitoring the Earth and exploring its interior
through the collection and the distribution of
geophysical data. IRIS programs are conducted
in partnership with the US Geological Survey and
include a strong Education and Outreach component
with popular earthquake exhibits in museums across
The Self Reliance Foundation Booth
Thirty hand on exhibits on the human body
and health science!
National Children's Museum Booth
Rainbow Fish: In this activity,
children use lemon juice and baking soda to paint
fish coated with an indication. This activity
shows how color changes can help children identify
acids and bases. Brought to you by the National
Slime: Children will combine 2 liquids,
borax and polyornyl alcohol to create a slimy
polymer to take home.
Sally Ride Science Booth
Sally Ride Science was founded by former astronaut
Sally RideAmerica's first woman in spaceto
provide support for all the girls who are, or
might become, interested in science, math, and
technology. Our mission is to increase the number
of girls who are technically literate and who
have the foundation they need to go on in science,
math, or engineering.
Lemelson Center and Hands on Science Center
Building on the National Museum of American Historys
unique resources, the Smithsonians Lemelson
Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
follows three key avenues of exploration: finding
new ways to record the past by preserving and
increasing access to records and artifacts of
invention; broadening our understanding of history
through research, discussion, and dissemination
of innovative ideas; and looking toward the future
by developing programs aimed at encouraging young
people to invent.
Meanwhile, the Museums Hands On Science
Center offers Smithsonian visitors a deep and
practical understanding of the role science plays
in American history and daily life. In 2004, over
110,000 people enjoyed the combination of facilitated
laboratory activities and opportunities for independent
USGS (US Geological Survey)
USGS will present hands-on-activities making fossils,
fossil rubbings, and mineral identification.