If you weren't able to make it down to SickKids on Saturday for the Science Rendezvous, we've put together a few videos of the researchers and what they were up to. Have a look, enjoy and we hope to see you next year.
Also, have a look at the SickKids Research Institute Kids Science program. Kids Science helps "at-risk"
youth make informed post-secondary educational and career choices in
the fields of science and technology. Many of the researchers participating in the Science Rendezvous are also part of the Kids Science program.
Telelatino has dedicated the month of May to SickKids! Every single day in May, TeleLatino will be airing stories about patients treated a SickKids. These stories will take you on a journey behind the scenes where you’ll meet amazing families and staff. Tune in daily for inspiring and heroic stories or go online
for a list of events that could be happening in your community.
On Saturday, May 9 from noon to 3 p.m., SickKids will be taking part in Science
Rendezvous, the Toronto-wide celebration of science designed to engage
the public and attract media attention to the city's scientific
endeavours. SickKids will be offering a wide variety of demonstrations
and hands-on activities that are suitable for the whole family. From
Jell-O brain replicas to a robotic surgical arm prototype – we invite
everyone to join us for this exciting and educational event.
Some of the featured activities:
The event will be held in the Garden Patio and Terrace, SickKids Atrium at 170 Elizabeth Street.
how much brain activity is required to simply blink your eyes - get a
printout of your own brain. Explore the brain’s interior using a 3D
KidsArm surgical robot prototype
the board game Operation using this cutting-edge piece of equipment.
Learn more about how this specially designed tool will help surgeons
perform paediatric procedures.
Looking at cells
at DNA strands suspended in gel. Find out how this science helps to
solve criminal cases and provide information about diseases. Watch
cells change right under your own eyes through a microscope.
out more about H. Pylori which affects more than 50 per cent of the
population. See a visual demonstration of how the digestion process
works. See how easily germs are spread using special glo germ powder.
Brain and memory activities
Play memory Twister. Look at anatomically correct brain replicas made of Jell-O.
Hope to see you there!