April – May, 2021
Online Event – First Ladies Library
Learn about groundbreaking women in science and STEAM careers as you tinker and experiment in the First Ladies Laboratory at home!
This box is best for ages 8-12. Cost: $15 per participating child.
Participants will receive a box in the mail as well as a link to related videos.
April: Optical Illusions
Have you ever heard of a Laserphaco Probe? It sounds like a weapon from a superhero movie, but it’s actually a tool used during eye surgery to fix cataracts. It was invented by scientist Patricia Bath, the first African American female doctor to secure a medical patent. In this installment of Ladies in the Lab, we’ll experiment with optical illusions and learn about the science of sight as we study Patricia Bath.
Kits available April 1 – 30, 2021
May: Barbara McClintock’s Jumping Genes
Not to be corny, but did you know that scientist Barbara McClintock won a Nobel Prize for studying corn? We’ll learn about McClintock’s corny chromosomal discoveries and create our DNA strands during this installment of Ladies in the Lab.
Kits available May 1 – 31, 2021