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May/June 2017

Take Your Child to Work Day nourishes young scientific minds across NIH

Child participates in Take Your Child to Work Day brain activity
Six-year-old Lila Hawkins, participates in an interactive session with Clinical Center behavioral health nurses to understand how our brain interacts with our feelings. Afterwards, Lila takes time out to take apart a model of the human brain and places the parts back into the head of it, during Take Your Child to Work Day.

Child plays in a spiral ball with scientist
At the FAES Super Science Show, resident Mad Scientist, Mr. Bond, demonstrated electricity, air pressure, and the Bernoulli Effect for hundreds of kids.

Children participate in laboratory medicine demonstration
Allison Hermane, Point-of-Care Team Leader in the Clinical Center Chemistry Department of Department of Laboratory Medicine, shows the children how to mix a sample. They are performing a basic chemistry test for calcium which could be seen if the liquid changes from clear to purple. She also explained the importance of calcium in building strong bones.

Scientist demonstrates an experiment to children
Teresa Bauch, Medical Technologist in the NIH Clinical Center Department of Laboratory Medicine, shows the children plates of bacteria. They learned what the bacteria of different illnesses looks like.

Doctor demonstrates an ultrasound machine
Dr. Andrew Mannes, Department of Perioperative Medicine chief (on right) demonstrates how the ultrasound machine scans the blood vessels.

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