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22March

Hands-On Wednesday

How Fold Mountains are Made

Have you ever looked at a mountain and wondered how it got so tall? If those mountains you were looking at were a part of the Rockies, Alps, Himalayas, or Andes, chances are that they were a fold mountain. In this investigation, you will create a model that will show exactly how these fold mountains are created. Grab some beach towels and check it out!

Posted in STEM Hands On

21March

After School 'to Go' Spring 2017: Week 7

Biofuels

This week at After School To-Go, students investigated different energy sources as Biofuel Engineers! After reviewing concepts like alternative energy, fermentation, and nonrenewable and renewable resources, girls discussed common sources of energy. What makes a resource renewable or nonrenewable? How do countries acquire more nonrenewable resources? Students explored these and other questions to prepare for their biofuels experiment.

Posted in After School Blog

15March

Hands-On Wednesday

How Liquids Impact a Magnet

You may know that a magnet will attract paperclips, but do you know what happens if you place those paperclips in a liquid? In this experiment, investigate how different liquids affect the attraction of paperclips to the magnet. Before you perform your test, try out your hypothesizing skills - can you predict which liquid will impact the paperclips the most?

Posted in STEM Hands On

14March

After School 'to Go' Spring 2017: Week 6

Where Does Your Trash Go?

This week at After School To-Go, girls reviewed concepts and learned skills used in the landfill engineer career! Fossil fuels, groundwater, and pollutants are all obstacles addressed by these engineers. To tackle these issues, landfill engineers receive training in toxic leak management, hazardous materials, and health dangers. Using a miniature model of a town, students worked together to solve these real-life problems.

Posted in After School Blog

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