Preschoolers Visit NIDR Lab
Photos: Bill Branson
Ten children from the Gan HaYeled preschool at Adas Israel Temple in Washington, D.C., recently visited Dr. Mike Iadarola in NIDR's Pain and Neurosensory Mechanisms Branch as part of Brain Awareness Week. The students were able to spend time in a "kid-proof" laboratory where they had hands-on experience color mixing, pipetting, and using centrifugation to separate a colored oil-water mixture as well as a soil sample. They also met the resident skeleton (teaching model) and some friendly lab mice.
As the photographs attest, the budding scientists really enjoyed their field trip. Iadarola and his wife, Dr. Karen Berman of NIMH, have hosted laboratory visits for both of their sons' classes.
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