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Centrifuge Simple Medical Instruments

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Start Date of Event: 05/06/2021

End Date of Event: 05/06/2021

Event Times: 5:00 pm -6:00 pm

Description:
Like a lot of lab equipment and devices, centrifuges are expensive and require electricity. Due to this fact, many people in developing countries do not have access to labs with centrifuges. This is especially problematic when it comes to testing for diseases like Malaria, in which centrifuging blood is an essential step. Due to the lack of access to centrifuges, testing for certain diseases is very difficult in some parts of the world. The Paper Centrifuge module introduces students to the new and developing field of “frugal science”. The field of frugal science is guided by the goal of providing “affordable yet powerful equipment” to impact science and medicine on a global scale. Students are shown the benefits of thinking outside the box and using real-world issues to discover new and innovative solutions. After learning about centrifuges and the centripetal and centrifugal forces behind them, students will use this knowledge to figure out how blood centrifugation works. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own paper centrifuges at Caution-home.

Event Category:
Engineering, Health, Life Sciences

Best for: Middle School

Event Host:  Organization: Maryland STEM Festival
Contact Name: Maryland STEM Festival
Phone: 4106271074
Event Email: mdstemfest@gmail.com
Event Location   Statewide (Maryland)
Is the Event Free? Yes




Category: Engineering, Health, Life Sciences, Technology
County: Statewide (Maryland)
Best For: Middle School
Start Date: 2021-05-06

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