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Every day is an adventure at ECHO! ECHO Encounters, our brand of daily hands-on activities, changes regularly with new exhibit installations, new, dynamic volunteers willing to share their expertise, and outside partners adding their talents and knowledge to program events.

ECHO Family-Scientist Lab: Digestive System

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Start: 1:00 pm

We all know that we need to eat to stay alive - but what is the process by which food is turned into useful materials that we can take advantage of? In this lab visitors will be introduced to the digestive system through a short lecture, experiment using their own salivary amylase, and then get to try their hand at digesting a sandwich using "kitchen science" techniques. To make your reservation for a Family-Scientist Lab call 877-324-6386, ext. 100

ECHO is excited to offer these ECHO Family-Scientist Labs this summer. Each one hour lab will include a short lecture and hands-on activity that focuses on a specific body system highlighted in the Our Body: The Universe Within exhibit. After lab time there will be short guided walk-through of that system in the exhibit. The six themed labs are open to people who have purchased tickets to Our Body:The Universe Within for that day. However, space is limited to 25 participants (sign-up is on a first come, first served basis). The intended audience is 10 and up, though all ages are welcome. We will be working in a real laboratory so we ask that any children attending be accompanied by at least one care-giver.

Science Labs and Topics:

Muscular/Skeletal System, July 11

Digestive System, July 18

Nervous System, July 25

Respiratory System, August 1

Cardiovascular System, August 8

Reproductive System, August 15

To reserve call 877-324-6386, ext. 100 or buy tickets online here.

Tickets provide 100% access to all of ECHO PLUS the OUR BODY: The Universe Within exhibit.

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