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After School Spring 2017: Week 11


In this final week of Girlstart After School, the girls had the opportunity to pick some of their favorite experiments of the semester and redo them in order to show their parents the amazing things they had learned! The week before, the girls chose the top five experiments of the semester which included Lights Out, Cookie Mining, Sedimentation Rock Cups, River Pollution, and Miner Rescue.

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Hands-On Wednesday

Straw Boats

 The weather is heating up here in Austin, and we’re excited to get outside and play with water. This experiment allows us to do just that as we work as engineers to design a boat using just a few materials. Our challenge is to see just how many pennies our boat can support. Try this one outside on a sunny day!

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After School Spring 2017: Week 10

Dream Boxes

As the year is coming to a close the girls spent their second to last Girlstart meeting talking and writing about their future! 


The club leaders began by asking the girls what they wanted to accomplish the next school year, then in middle school, high school, college and finally what their dream job is. For middle school and high school the girls’ goals ranged from joining band to playing soccer and getting good grades. When it came to dream jobs many wanted to be veterinarians, surgeons and teachers. While others said singers, engineers, scientists and one girl even said she wanted to become so smart she would be famous. 

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Hands-On Wednesday

Paper Challenge

How strong is a piece of paper? In this investigation you will discover just how strong it can be, and the answer may just surprise you. Play around with different shapes to see if one supports more weight than the others, and count just how many books you can stack!

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