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Vol. LVII, No. 18
August 12, 2005

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AIS Plans 13th Year at NIH

Adventure in Science, a non-profit science education program for children, is planning its 13th year at NIH. The program, which meets on Saturday mornings October through March in Bldg. 10, is designed to show youngsters ages 8-11 the fun of science using hands-on activities, from building (and launching) model rockets to dissecting frogs. The teachers are mostly volunteers from the NIH staff, from postdocs to institute directors. A similar program for children ages 12-15 is available at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg.

If you are interested in volunteering to teach in the program, contact Peter Kellman (301) 496-2513, or Ed Max (301) 827-1806, To enroll your child, request forms from the 4H office at Montgomery County Cooperative Extension, (301) 590-9638. Return completed forms promptly, since the program is oversubscribed every year.

Stephen Carlton (l) and Vikash Sahu observe how temperature changes when salt is added to ice slush.

Clockwise from l:
Sonia Max prepares to launch a model rocket she constructed.
Lizzie Bennett makes a discovery in the world of the small.
Antonio Caro (l) and Gordon Hu study the anatomy of a chicken leg.

Science adventurers absorb dinosaur facts through close examination of fossils.

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