CDFA brings ‘Neat Science’ to State Capitol – videos and photos

State Scientist Day was yesterday, May 10, at the State Capitol, an annual event that includes a science fair for students from local schools. Scientists from CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry participated with several fascinating demonstrations.

In this video, students learn about polymers, an essential moisture-absorbing substance in modern diapers.

Students learn about sugar content in the favorite soft drinks

Students learned about sugar content in some of their favorite soft drinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of CDFA's participating scientists wore this T-shirt.

Many of CDFA’s participating scientists wore this T-shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students pressed a hammer on a slab of dry ice to watch it steam and feel vibrations transmitted as the heat of the hammer changed the ice to gas.

Students pressed a hammer on a slab of dry ice to watch it steam and feel vibrations transmitted as the heat of the hammer changed the ice to gas.

 

The tent staffed by scientists at CDFA's Center for Analytic Chemistry

The tent staffed by scientists at CDFA’s Center for Analytic Chemistry

 

In this video students were shown the happy miracle of soap bubbles.

CDFA’s Center for Analytic Chemistry has been providing chemical analysis for the people of California since the mid 1920’s. It uses state of the art equipment and processes to test fruits, vegetables, nuts, animal feed, and milk to ensure that pesticide and chemical levels are within national and international standards.

Scientists from CDFA’s Division of Animal Health and Food Safety Services and the Division of Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services also participated in State Scientist Day.

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2 Responses to CDFA brings ‘Neat Science’ to State Capitol – videos and photos

  1. Kapua Kahumoku says:

    The folks that work at CDFA are amazing people! They are passionate about what they do, love to share their knowledge, are light-hearted and not afraid to show they have a sense of humor as well.

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