We use nuclear physics in many aspects of our everyday lives. In this activity we will learn how radiation is used to save lives, create energy, and detect fires. A discussion of safe handling of radioactive materials will precede experimenting with low level radioisotopes in the laboratory.
Your Amazing DNA Genetics
This is an activity for students who want to know more about the structure and function of DNA. The first part of the activity will include an interactive introduction to genetics and DNA, followed by building DNA out of candy and/or isolating the real thing from the students' cheek cells. Finally, students will get to see how forensic and molecular biologists visualize DNA using electrophoresis gels and DNA dyes.
8:00 - 8:15 Check In
8:15 - 9:15 Information Session (Students & Parents)
9:15 - 10:30 Class 1
10:45 - 12:00 Class 2
ASMSA's Science & Engineering Institute @ Conway is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Arkansas Community Foundation and with the help of the UCA STEM Institute.
Arkansas Community Foundation makes grants to improve the quality of life in our natural state and collaborates with individuals, families and organizations to build local communities through philanthropy. ARCF ended fiscal year 2013 with more than $180 million in assets and has provided more than $108 million in grants since it began operation in 1976. Contributions to ARCF, its funds and any of its 27 local affiliate offices are fully tax deductible.