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Accession Number DE13-1096449
Title Materials Characterization Activities for 'Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day,' 2013.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 33p
Personal Author A. S. Pimentel B. P. Hanlon C. D. Mowry E. S. Sparks
Abstract We created interactive demonstration activities for Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day (TODSTWD) 2013 in order to promote general interest in chemistry and also generate awareness of the type of work our laboratories can perform. Curious about Mars Rover Curiosity performed an elemental analysis on rocks brought to our lab using the same technique utilized on the planet Mars by the NASA robotic explorer Curiosity. Food is Chemistry utilized a mass spectrometer to measure, in seconds, each participants breath in order to identify the food item consumed for the activity. A total of over 130 children participated in these activities over a 3 hour block, and feedback was positive. This document reports the materials (including handouts), experimental procedures, and lessons learned so that future demonstrations can benefit from the baseline work performed. We also present example results used to prepare the Food activity and example results collected during the Curiosity demo.
Keywords Chemistry
Demonstration programs
Educational tools
Materials science
Work activities

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
71 - Materials Sciences
99 - Chemistry
Corporate Author Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number DE-AC04-94AL85000

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