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2008-04-28 15:55:00

At the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey kids can learn about science in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Science educator Lisa Silverman showed a group of students how surgery is performed "” on a person dressed in a banana suit, that is."Can everybody say the word 'autoclave?'" Silverman asked while holding up some surgical instruments. "That's a fancy word for an oven-dishwasher that goes at a very high temperature and actually kills the germs."As she guided the children through the...