Science Zone

Do you want to build a snowman? Play with dry ice? Dine at a three Molecular-star restaurant on artisan rainbow spaghetti and gourmet space ice creams? Come to the Science Zone, where volunteers help run various interactive and informative booths to teach kids about basic sciences! A full list of booths for the 2020 Carnaval de Salud can be found below, along with each booth’s organizers. A downloadable PDF of the 2020 Science Zone booths can be found here:

  • Blood: The Kingdom in Your Veins
    • “With a medieval theme, our booth’s goal is to educate our visitors about the functions of blood. We will discuss the microscopic components of blood and conclude with a short discussion about blood donations.” presented by Sarah Koshy and Sydney Mulqueen
  • Breathe In! Breathe Out!
    • “The booth will have two inflatable pig lungs, one diseased (simulated smoker’s lung) with cancer spots and one normal. The booth will allow patrons to interact with both lungs, seeing and feeling the difference, with emphasis on smoking cessation.” presented by Garrett Sherrill and Cara Jacobson
  • Circulatory Straws
    • “Using straws and a heart model, we plan on illustrating the circulatory system and the effects of various diseases on the vascular system.” presented by Fady Guirguis and Seth Bohman
  • CSI Mi-RAM-i
    • “This booth will lead kids clue-by-clue to find out who stole the school mascot; clues will include using microscopy, footprints, handwriting, DNA/blood typing, and fingerprints.” presented by Sarah Cao and Avery Young
  • Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
    • “We are making supersaturated solutions of sodium acetate, which, when disturbed, will crystallize and form ‘hot ice’.” presented by Brian Lue and Jennifer Wang
  • Elephant Toothpaste!
    • “A fun science experiment for students to see the magic of how a chemical reaction can make ‘toothpaste’. We will then have a discussion on proper dental hygiene and demonstrate how to correctly brush your teeth.” presented by Hiren Patel and Avni Shah
  • Getting on Your Nerves
    • “The booth will demonstrate basic nerve physiology with a homunculus activity on point discrimination and a candy spine craft to demonstrate spine anatomy.” presented by Rachel Green and Avery Wolfe
  • Gut-Buddies: The Superheroes in Your Belly
    • “We will be educating about the importance of the microbiome. We will have an activity for them to guess which foods promote beneficial bacteria growth and how it does so.” presented by Brooklynne Palmer and Arlen Suarez
  • Hands-on-Hands!
    • “A craft booth where kids make hands/arms/organs with everyday materials.” presented by Niddish and Peter
  • Heart-Stopping Fun
    • “This booth will provide visitors with a chance to interact with real pig hearts and an elephant heart to learn more about the heart anatomy and how it works!” presented by Lauren Shaffer and Subhajit Das Gupta
  • How Electricity Works
    • “A fun booth showing kids how current runs through a battery to produce light.” presented by Carla Madrid and Priscilla Del Valle
  • How Eyeglasses Work
    • “The booth will focus on the physics of light refraction and the function of artificial lenses. We will include diagrams about the structure of the eye and have model lenses to show how bending of light helps us to see.” presented by Mian Tabarak Bilal and Sham Haider
  • Magic Castle
    • “A booth presenting dry ice experiments, liquid nitrogen, elephant tooth paste, and fluorescence.” presented by Weronika, Hailee, Vanna, Kelly, and Gabby
  • Make Your DNA…& Eat It
    • “Making DNA model out of candy.” presented by Natalie Ortiz and Blessy Paul
  • Molecular Kitchen
    • “Welcome to Molecular Kitchen Restaurant! Try rainbow spaghetti and space ice-creams made with liquid nitrogen and fruit caviar. If you want to experience innovative tastes and textures of food, welcome to our place.” presented by Mateusz Drozdz, Agnieszka Bolembach, Kseniia Dudnyk, and Oliwia Koczy
  • Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!
    • “I am going to use a lens that exploits refractive index to make items disappear. Also, my partner may have a different experiment in mind involving electro-magnetism.” presented by Alec Bond and Maryam Mashayekhi
  • Optics
    • “What is light? How does it work? What can it do? From rainbows to MRI, come learn about it!” presented by Cooper Mellema and Mitzi Cowdwin
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics in Action!
    • “Show the type of work we do in our field, and show what devices we make and how they impact our patients.” presented by Morgan Gizzi and Jan Karel Petric
  • See Your Cells
    • “Make a scientific sample of your own cells and see them under a microscope!” presented by Karolina Stepien and Martyna Kosno
  • Sugar Wars
    • “Our booth will educate on the truths and myths about sugar consumption. We will teach the reality of how much sugar the average individual consumes.” presented by Jenifer Fang and Robyn Wei
  • The Science of Sound
    • “Learn about sound, what affects it, how it shows up in our lives, and create your own instrument!” presented by Reena Jasani
  • Where Does My Food Go?
    • “We will be demonstrating the path food takes through the gastrointestinal tract. Additionally, we will discuss pathogens present throughout the tract.” presented by Prachi Shah, Amulya Pratapa, and Jessica Lowe

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