Peek into a world of research devoted to studying the factors that impact our health and discover how our actions affect our own wellness. Perform hands-on experiments to test for yourself why health experts tell us to buckle our seatbelts, wash our hands, put on our sunscreen, and more.
Investigate Health! was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, along with other sponsors.
Lather up your hands with our custom sunscreen then use a special camera for a real-time demonstration of how sunscreen protects your skin from ultraviolet light. The results might just get you thinking about sunny days a little differently!
Why should you wear a seatbelt? See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video.
Wash Your Hands
How good are you at washing your hands? Use our special soap and give them a good scrub. Examine them under the glow of a blacklight and see what you may have missed.