What an amazing week it's been! It went by so fast and we truly hope each SciGirl had a wonderful, learning experience!! Today was another fun-filled, but very busy day!!! We started off with Kari Roberts, the "data master" up here in CIRL at the MagLab! She led us through a math and statistics activity with milk chocolate and dark chocolate M&M's! It turns out colors are not equally represented in milk vs. dark chocolate M&M's!
Afterwards, we did two activities involving gravity. The first involved black holes. After a quick balloon representation of a star, Aly Troy, an intern here at the MagLab took our girls to the black hole table! Girls all agreed that they had a better understanding of the way black holes are formed! Also involving gravity, the girls participated in an activity called "Monkey and the Hunter." With this, girls used a laser to aim where a projectile will hit a falling electromagnetic monkey. This proved to be challenging, but fun!
After gravity, we switched to buoyancy and density! Girls participated in an activity called "Deep Sea Diver," in which they were to create a neutrally buoyant diver. This was messy, but proved to be challenging, as well!
Lastly today, we had a visit from Roxanne Simpson, the Program Coordinator of FSU's Student Support Services - STEM. She, along with her staff, led the SciGirls in 4 different critical thinking STEM challenges. All this culminated in a fun egg drop!
It has truly been a STEMtastic week with SciGirls Discover Week 1! Girls have learned a lot of new concepts and made new friends!