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Welcome to Kids Day @ SLAC 2010

Workshop Option B, Ages 9 - 11 years

  Activity Hazards Mitigation

Magnetics: Build your own electromagnet and use it in a “shocking” demonstration of “step up” power. Test your aim with a magnet powered accelerator. Make your own magnets and - PUSH! PULL!

  • Electricity
  • Listen to your instructor.
  • Wear safety glasses.

Monster Muscles: Learn how levers and pulleys work. Play tug of war and see the little guy over come the big guy! Weigh yourself and learn how to lift yourself up with half your weight! Brains, not brawn, win - RULE!

  • Fingers pinched in pulleys.
  • Sudden drop in lever.
  • Pay attention to what is going on.
  • Watch you fingers.

Paleontology: There is a dinosaur at SLAC! Well, not a dinosaur but a really old (15 million years old) mammal! Learn about Paleoparadoxia, unearthed here at SLAC. Go on your own expedition - DIG DEEP!

  • Critters.
  • Cutting or bumping yourself with a digging tool.
  • Look for and keep away from critters (snakes, ticks and spiders).
  • Wash your hands when done.
  • Use tools carefully.
  • Wear safety glasses.

Vacuum: Experience the discipline that is required to make a good vacuum. You will mount flanges and leak-check a vacuum system. Watch the effect of a vacuum on different materials- SUCK IT IN!

  • Cuts, bumps, scrapes from dropping or slipping tools.
  • Follow instructions when using tools.
  • Wear safety glasses.
Ages 9 - 11 years
Option A
Ages 9 - 11 years
Option B
Ages 11 - 16 years
Option C
Ages 11 - 16 years
Option D

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Last update: July 07, 2010