From liquid nitrogen to the 3D simulation room, students were immersed in hands-on science fun at this year’s Take Your Child To Work Day at the Kansas City Plant.
“We are proud of the work we do, and we welcome any opportunity to share the story of our mission.” said Mark Holecek, Kansas City Field Office Manager. “As a parent, I think it is even more important that we share our scientific and technical knowledge, and our pride in what we do with the people who matter most in our lives – our kids.”
Middle school students combined corn starch and water to make Oobleck, a non-newtonian fluid, which acts like both a liquid and a solid; ate grapes frozen with liquid nitrogen; and generated hair-raising electricity with the Van de Graaff machine.
The high school students got a detailed view of the B-61 trainer and explored next generation engineering techniques such as 3D printing and 3D simulations. Students also had the opportunity to learn how KCP is advancing the state of manufacturing with Molecular Dynamics and Physics-Based simulations at the National Security Campus.