Did you know that if you throw a ball at a wall there is a very, very, very small chance it will simply pass right through it instead of bouncing off it? Do you think light is a particle or a wave? How can you tell? Physicists at the turn of the last century were startled to find that nature is not what it seemed. In this session we’ll explore all the wacky ways that Quantum mechanics actually best describes the world around us.
The mission of Girls’ Science Investigations is to motivate, empower, and interest girls in developing the skills they need to pursue careers in science. University students and professors act as mentors and provide a context for exploring and understanding the various disciplines of science through hands-on activities in a laboratory environment. Through student scientific-engagement and parental awareness, Girls’ Science Investigations strives to close the gap in science found between males and females today.
It is a free program for girls in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade who are interested in learning more about science. All sessions run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (with lunch and snacks provided to the students) in Sloane Physics Lab, 217 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511.