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Scientist in the spotlight: Materials science/Aquatic biology

Join us Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activities are designed for those of all ages.

Marvelous Morphing Materials
Think of all the things you interact with every day. Almost all of them began in one form (think of white beach sand) but were manipulated into something else (the aluminum skin of an airplane wing). How that is done depends the properties of the material involved and the end goal. Everything that you use came from the earth and was changed to become a useful tool or item. Join Bev Aikin, with the Lab’s Weapons Systems Surveillance group, so you can play with multiple materials and learn what happens to them under different conditions.

Aquatic biology
Stop by and learn about some of the different things that could be as close as the nearest puddle or pond. Jane Clements, of the Bradbury Science Museum, will help answer the questions: What’s living in your water? and Do you want to get them out?

Scientist in the SpotlightJoin us every second Saturday of the month for Scientist in the Spotlight, a program featuring scientists that have been certified for public outreach through the Museum’s Scientist Ambassador Academy. These scientists will be in the Museum to talk with visitors for a couple of hours about their favorite science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. Conversations are intended for all ages and include interactive hands-on activities that make learning easy and fun. Learn more about the Scientist Ambassador academy.