Curiosity Labs is a series sponsored by MilliporeSigma Corporation that connects their scientists with Mead Public Library patrons. Attendees will be treated to themed science presentations and will participate in hands-on group experiments.
MilliporeSigma is a global life science and high technology company that has a local branch in Sheboygan Falls. With the belief that corporations have a responsibility to be good citizens in their communities, we have strong commitments in the areas of scientific research and economic development through science and STEM education. While we support many STEM programs and organizations around the world, we have also created our own program called Curiosity Labs.
September 28: Chemiluminescence
October 26: DNA
November 30: Flavors and Fragrances
This activity introduces students to the role of electrons in a chemical reaction and addresses energy transformation and the difference in energy between reactants and products. The investigation shows students how chemical reactions can emit light and allows them to investigate the effect of temperature on the reaction. Chemiluminscence has many practical applications, including glow sticks and forensic analysis.
Preregistration is required. Open to ages 8-adult; children under 12 must be registered with an adult.