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.
Session Two: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Registration Closed
The Floating World Have you ever wondered why some things sink and some things float? Is there a connection between you floating in a swimming pool and a balloon floating in the air? You will be able to discover the answers to these questions by doing hands on experiments, while recording and analyzing data in the same way a scientist does. Activities include: making your own device to measure volume, making a boat to determine how much it can carry without sinking, and using a blower to dispel your own handmade craft down a zip line and more!
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