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FAES Participates in NIH's Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, April 28

FAES is partnering with NIH in celebrating 22 years of Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, April 28. Inspire the next generation of NIH daughters and sons in Grades 1-12  to explore career paths in science and public service at our nation’s medical research agency!

FAES activities on TYCTWD are FAES Science Fair (Building 10, FAES Terrace) and Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Building 60, Rooms 134 and 60). Visit the TYCTWD website at 

FAES Science Fair 

Location: Building 10, FAES Terrace;  Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Interactive experiments designed for a pass-through audience including Body Basics: Explore your body! Jump on the blood vessel freeway as we stop at the respiratory, digestive, skeletal, and nervous systems. Discover how these systems work to keep you healthy. Learn how each of these systems operate - without the operation! Energy Burst: The challenging topics of kinetic and potential energy will be explored in a very entertaining way as we explore the principles behind the energy of motion using some common and beloved toys.

Cotton Candy: Learn the science behind how cotton candy is made and enjoy a sample. 

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  

Location: Building 60, Rooms 134 (lecture) & 60 (Lab); Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In this exercise,  students will get the chance to prepare and visualize chromosome spreads by using the first human cancer cell line ever to be maintained in culture (HeLa). We will cover the concepts of mitosis, chromosomes, and chromosomal abnormalities that cause major genetic disorders. These concepts will then be studied and practiced first-hand as we go into the lab and see the karyotyping process that scientists use to study normal and abnormal chromosomes.