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2012 Philadelphia Science Carnival

April 21, 2012
Logan Circle, Philadelphia, PA

At our booth at the Philadelphia Science Carnival, visitors got the chance to view their body's own cells. Using a cotton-tipped swab, kids rubbed the insides of their cheeks to obtain their epithelial cells. Wistar staff used these swabbings to create slides, which were then placed under our on-site microscope. We projected the cell images onto a computer screen for easy viewing, and we took photos of each guest's cells. (See the cell gallery here.)

The entire Science Carnvial featured more than 100 exhibitors offering family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, games, and the opportunity to meet scientists, engineers and mathematicians all day long. We we thrilled to be participants!