The Kramer lab has developed a fun and interactive learning experience for students, Snot Lab. The experiment introduces students to 2 major building blocks of life, proteins and sugars. Proteins and sugars combine to form mucus, which is essentially for life in creatures from jellyfish to humans. Humans have 200-fold more mucus covered surfaces than skin! Students will prepare synthetic mucus of different viscosities, or "stickiness" and measure how this affects travel distances in sneeze models. Students will learn fundamental concepts in materials science and biology while having fun!
This experiment can be adapted for students in 3rd grade through 12th grade.
Contact Dr. Kramer for more information or booking.