Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Girl Power

Sunday, March 6th was Girl Power day at work.
It was an outreach event for local middle and high school girls and their families focusing on STEM careers. STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
I am involved with the Society of Women Engineers group at work and we were asked to participate with hands on activities for Girl Power. We had 5 different tables - making polymers (silly putty) out of glue and borax, electrical snap circuits, structures - make a free standing structure out of drinking straws and tape, physics of roller coaster using foam conduit and marbles, and puff mobiles - my station!
The girls had to make a car out of a quarter sheet of paper, 2 paper clips, 3 drinking straws, and 4 lifesavers. The cars moved by the girls blowing on them. Thanks to my mother-in-law who donated the lifesavers!! We did realize that the fruity ones get sticky, so the minty ones would have been better. It was fun to see what different designs the girls came up with.
It was a fun event and I enjoyed my afternoon!


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