Join us in live shows that explore innovative research and related hobbies at home. Each episode in the series highlights scientists and researchers at Berkeley Lab. Make sure to download the worksheets beforehand to follow along in easy at-home activities. Recordings of previous sessions have also been uploaded to YouTube and are linked below.
The Element of Discovery - Feb 5
In celebration of Berkeley Lab's 90th anniversary, we will be talking about the process of discovering, or creating, new elements. So far, Berkeley Lab has helped discover 16 elements on the periodic table! Are we close to finding another?
Join scientists from Joint BioEnergy Institute and Joint Genome Institute as they take us through the steps and share tips for baking bread. All you need is curiosity, water, flour and a jar. Afterwards, learn how some scientists have turned their home gardens into laboratories.
Did you know that our engineers custom build a lot of the equipment used in Berkeley Lab research? Meet some of some of the people behind the big magnets and running experiments on our Advanced Light Source! Stay for a quick introduction to TinkerCAD and learn about the ways our engineers used 3D Design in their work.
What do you think about when you look at the stars at night? If you could ask star a question, what would it be? Berkeley Lab researchers learn from the stars and our galaxy all the time. Hear about the work they are doing and get a few tips on what you should look for when you are outside at night.
Ever wondered what goes on within the iconic dome building at Berkeley Lab? Our particle accelerator supports research in a wide variety of fields. In this episode, we'll build a crystal together and learn how x-ray crystallography is used to examine structures. First in a series about our Advanced Light Source.
Composting is a great way to improve sustainability in your home, but there's a lot of science behind that process. Learn a little about soil science with us, and you'll be able to upgrade your home composting systems.
Join us as atmospheric and climate scientists will be talking about atmospheric rivers. We'll be engaging attendees in community science and sharing how you can collect data from the comfort of your home. Finally, something new to tell your friends "what's up!"
Come celebrate Nano Day with us! This week, we'll take a close look at the nano-sized materials in both nature and technology. Researchers from the Molecular Foundry will take us on a little journey through this vast field of science. This session will be bilingual! Ask questions to our researchers in either English or Spanish.
Grab your magnifying glass and your notepads! We'll be investigating the mysterious world of particle physics. Berkeley Lab physicists will share with us the patterns and clues they use to detect particles as well as the tools they use to find them!