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The museum is launching its first annual National Nuclear Science Week from Monday January 25th. to January 29th. We have scientists from Sandia Labs doing hands-on activities with students.
All student admissions are free for the entire week. You are invited to bring their students to the museum any day from January 25th through January 29th . Please call the museum to reserve a time slot for your students. 245-2137 ext 103 National Nuclear Science Week 2010 National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Activity Descriptions These descriptions will be used on websites and in media interactions. Monday: Get to Know Nuclear. Participants will use Geiger counters to learn how everyday items, like bananas, emit very low levels of radiation. Items that will be demonstrated include a gas lantern mantle, metal samples, and more. A mouse-trap simulator will show how energy is produced by a nuclear reaction. And want to see the invisible? A cloud chamber will show tracks of alpha particles. Tuesday: Nuclear Medicine. The American Society of Radiological Technologists will present information on how medical images are created, then used for diagnosis and treatment. They will also discuss career opportunities in this vital field. Wednesday: Energy Generation. The Sandia National Labs group of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear will show how to make a mock nuclear reactor...out of Legos! A miniature steam engine will also show how nuclear energy heats steam, which produces electricity in a nuclear power plant. Thursday: Nuclear Safety. With radiation in the world around us, how would YOU detect that? And what would you wear to protect yourself to clean up a nuclear event? Try on protective gear and use a black light to simulate a mock clean-up environment. Friday: Careers in Nuclear. Learn about careers in the nuclear industry from actual professional engineers, then participate in a practice interview! Many careers will be represented. Sandia Labs will have recruitment booth for summer employment of High School Students.
Malva Knoll Director of Education, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History 601 Eubank Blvd. SE Albuquerque, NM 87123 Phone: 505-245-2137 ext. 101 Fax: 505-242-4537 Office Hours: Monday- Thursday 9 am - 3 pm Office e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nuclearmuseum.org